U.S.-Cuba Policy for the Next Millennium.
Strategy research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In less than two years the United States will have a new president. One of the many challenges facing himher will be the review of the U.S.-Cuba foreign policy. The new president can take U.S. policy toward Cuba in at least three distinct directions. The first is to continue with the hard-line policy. The second option would be a policy of appeasement. Starting with the removal of the embargo, this policy would formally recognize and remove all restrictions on Cuba. The third policy option is characterized by enticements. This policy would reverse the current sanctions but use the changes as carrots designed to entice Cuba into moving toward democracy and a free market economy. This paper argues for the second option, that the new president adopt a soft-line appeasement policy with Cuba. It is the best course of action for the U.S. because it starts shaping now for the desired future. It best supports U.S. interests and provides Castro with the best opportunity to jump into the free market system. Additionally, and most importantly, the opening of relations with Cuba will enhance human rights in that country.
- Government and Political Science