U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

by Melanie M. Ziegler, John M. Kirk
     
 

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The United States and Cuba actually cooperate on several issues of mutual interest. This intriguing pattern of U.S.-Cuban cooperation emerged during the 1990s. Naked self-interest led the two governments to cooperate in four areas: illegal immigration, drug trafficking, decreasing tensions around Guantánamo Naval Base, and reducing the threat of

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The United States and Cuba actually cooperate on several issues of mutual interest. This intriguing pattern of U.S.-Cuban cooperation emerged during the 1990s. Naked self-interest led the two governments to cooperate in four areas: illegal immigration, drug trafficking, decreasing tensions around Guantánamo Naval Base, and reducing the threat of unintended war. The fact that there has been any cooperation between the United States and Cuba may be surprising since the public rhetoric of animosity has always dominated U.S.-Cuban discourse.

 

To date, there has been little systematic research on these areas of cooperation, from confidence building measures to how Cuban exile groups have attempted to undermine all levels of cooperation with the United States. Melanie Ziegler examines these issues and offers possible solutions in hopes of discovering the best pathway for avoiding future confrontation and for building normal relations in the twenty-first century. As the Fidel Castro era draws to a close, it is essential to examine and begin looking for new perspectives on U.S.-Cuban cooperation tactics.

 

Complete with a historical background, this book is a must-read for scholars, students, policy experts, and members of the U.S. military.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813030876
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Contemporary Cuba Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Melanie M. Ziegler is visiting assistant professor of political science and international studies at Miami University in Ohio.

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