Accession Number:

ADA443804

Title:

Trying to Legislate Foreign Policy. The Story of Helms-Burton

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The history of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, popularly known as Helms-Burton, is perplexing from several vantage points. To begin with, international relations theory generally holds that foreign policy formulation focuses on new, or at least changing, threats. Helms-Burton, however, was proposed and enacted at a time of general consensus that Cuba was no longer a serious threat to American national security interests. Indeed, it was the Castro regimes very weakness that became a principal justification for increasing pressure on the island.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE