United States Policy Toward Cuba in the Post-Cold War Era
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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see report The collapse of the Soviet Union has stripped the Castro regime in Cuba of its political, economic and military underpinnings. Castro has assumed a very hard line and insists he will not abandon Communism, but in view of his mounting economic problems, many now wonder whether he can survive. The United States has a multitude of interests in Cuba ranging from vital national security concerns to lesser matters such as politicalideological conflicts, human rights, immigration, and narcotics. Three basic approaches have been suggested for U.S. policy increase the pressure maintain the status quo and engage in a dialogue. A careful analysis of the situation in Cuba indicates that only by promoting the peaceful transition to a democratic successor government in Cuba can U.S. long-range interests be served. An interest-based policy would have a pro- active strategy employing the full range of the instruments of statecraft to secure the political opening needed for such an outcome.
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