To Make a World Safe for Revolution: Cuba's Foreign Policy / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This companion volume to the Cuban-born author's Cuba: Order and Revolution (1978) examines the successes and failures of Castro's foreign policy since the early 1960s. Cuba has taken advantage of many international opportunities, and the author argues effectively that Cuba's foreign policy exists independently of the aims of the Soviet Union, although political considerations too often take priority over economic self-interest. Soviet-Cuban relations form a central component of this study, and the author also offers a fresh analysis of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This book is heavily documented; much of the research was conducted in Cuba during the past ten years. A major addition to the scholarly literature on Castro's Cuba and on postwar international relations. See also Nestor Carbonell's And the Russians Stayed: A Personal Portrait of the Sovietization of Cuba , above. Highly recommended for academic libraries.-- Thomas A. Karel, Franklin & Marshall Coll. Lib., Lancaster, Pa.
Since the Cuban revolution, Cuba has manifested a foreign policy that is both militant and pragmatic. Students of communism and Latin American history will find this book interesting. Dominguez teaches government at Harvard. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674893252
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1989
  • Series: Center for International Affairs Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Medero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics, Harvard University.
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Table of Contents


The Formative Years

The Security Regime

Cuba's Challenge to the Soviet Union in the 1960s

The Reestablishment of Soviet Hegemony

Support for Revolutionary Movements

Support for Revolutionary States

Cuba's Relations with Capitalist Countries

Cuba's Diplomacy in the Americas and the Third World

How Cuban Foreign Policy Is Made

Appendix A: Interviews Conducted in Cuba and Elsewhere

Appendix B: Technical Notes on Soviet-Cuban Economic Relations



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