When Should the U.S. Change Policy Toward Cuba

Information and Analysis, 2007

4 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2007

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Jason I. Poblete

Poblete Tamargo LLP; The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Jaime Suchlicki

Cuban Studies Institute

Abstract

Ever since Fidel Castro transferred leadership powers to his brother General Raul Castro, there has been a great deal of speculation in academia, the media, and the U.S. Government ("USG") about what could happen politically in Cuba if one brother predeceases the other. One school holds that a "transition" is already underway in the island, while another holds that the political conditions, at least at this juncture, show that it is a "succession" and not a transition. It is a subtle, yet not unimportant distinction and goes to the heart of a greater issue, continuity of U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere.

Keywords: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Western Hemisphere, Poblete, Suchlicki, Latin America, succession, transition, MINFAR, MININT

JEL Classification: H56, H50, K33, N40, N46, O54

Suggested Citation

Poblete, Jason I. and Suchlicki, Jaime, When Should the U.S. Change Policy Toward Cuba. Information and Analysis, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1011366

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