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The Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Relationship: New Pathways and Policy Choices

Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, and Richard C. Witmer

Abstract

At the end of President Barack Obama’s second term, it appeared that the United States and Cuba might be on track to normalize relations after five decades of Cold War animus. These hopes seemed dashed by the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, which brought to power a candidate that made clear his desire to undo Obama’s signature policies. Drawing insight from the political, economic, and legal spheres, The Cuba-U.S. Bilateral Relationship: New Pathways and Policy Choices examines possible ways forward for the two former Cold War adversaries. Topping the list of issues that requir ... More

Keywords: Cuba, U.S., Barack Obama, Donald Trump, politics, economics, law, Cuba-U.S. relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190687366
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190687366.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Kelly, editor
Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Graduate & International Programs, Professor of Law, Creighton University School of Law

Erika Moreno, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, Creighton University, Department of Political Science

Richard C. Witmer, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, Creighton University, Department of Political Science

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Contents

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1 Introduction

Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, and Richard C. Witmer, II*

Part I The Political Dimension

2 Opening Cuba—Negotiating History

Peter Kornbluh and William M. LeoGrande*,1

3 Succession versus Transition

Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, and Richard C. Witmer, II*

4 The China Factor and U.S.-Cuban Relations

Gregg B. Johnson and Zhimin Lin*

Part II The Economic Dimension

5 The Future of Cuba’s Non-Sugar Agricultural Sector

Mario A. González-Corzo and Armando Nova-González*

Part III The Legal Dimension

9 The Ghost of Helms-Burton

Jonathan C. Benjamin-Alvarado*

10 U.S. Property Claims in Cuba

Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, and Richard C. Witmer, II*

12 Big Chills

Robert R. M. Verchick and Karen C. Sokol*

13 Conclusion

Michael J. Kelly, Erika Moreno, and Richard C. Witmer, II*

End Matter