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"One of the first serious attempts to explain the re-articulation of Cuban foreign policy in the 1990s, after the end of its special relationship with the former socialist bloc. Should be of relevance to specialists, students, and all readers interested in Cuban foreign policy and the evolution of the Cuba-U.S. conflict."--International Affairs
"Kudos to Erisman for a timely, provocative, and persuasive analysis of Cuban foreign affairs. This book should be required reading for policy makers in Havana and Washington, for Latin American and Caribbean specialists, and for all those intrigued by the survival of the Cuban Revolution into the 21st century."--John W. Cotman, Howard University
In his analysis of the broad scope of revolutionary Cuba's foreign relations, H. Michael Erisman emphasizes two key aspects: Cuba's adjustment since the disintegration of the Soviet Bloc and the ongoing confrontation between Cuba and the United States. Using revolutionary Cuba's foreign relations as a case study in counterdependency politics, he proposes that the country has always been highly sensitive to the danger of overdependence on an external power and examines Havana's implementation of this stance in both the Cold War and post-Cold War periods. As the first comprehensive single-author treatment of the subject, Erisman not only tells readers what happened to Cuba's foreign relations but also offers a basis for understanding them.
H. Michael Erisman is professor of political science at Indiana State University.
|List of Tables||vi|
|1.||Prelude: Setting the Cuban Stage||1|
|2.||Cuban Foreign Policy and Counterdependency Politics||22|
|3.||In the Shadows of the Superpowers, 1959-1972||49|
|4.||Beyond the Superpowers: The Halcyon Days of Cuban Globalism, 1972-1985||79|
|5.||Engulfed by the Maelstrom: Cuba and the Passing of the Cold War, 1985-1992||105|
|6.||Cuba Confronts the Post-Cold War Order, 1992 Onward||142|
|7.||Conclusion: The End of a Road Less Traveled?||206|
Posted February 12, 2001
This book is an excellent source for information on Cuban history and foreign policy. The author refrains from posing any bias. If you want the facts regarding Cuban history and foreign policy, this is the book your looking for.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.