Changing Cuba-U.S. Relations
Implications for CARICOM States
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“This book provides an insightful analysis of the evolving relations between Cuba and the United States. Its uniqueness lies in the contributors’ presentations from a Caribbean international relations perspective and the book is a valuable contribution to the IR literature.”
––Mark Kirton, Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
“This is an intriguing study on U.S.-Caribbean relations. Since the end of the Cold War, the geopolitical importance of the Caribbean has changed from an arena of East-West confrontation to a ‘third frontier’ that presents a dual security problem: migration and drug traffic. Twenty-first century geopolitics present new challenges and this book is an attempt to tackle them.”
––Emilio Pantojas García, Senior Researcher and Professor, Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
“A well-researched geopolitical must for understanding recent US-Cuba relations, its impact on the Caribbean and international relations of SIDS.”
––Andrés Serbin, President, Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES), and former Chair, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)
This book analyses the evolving engagement of the United States and Cuba, along with the impact of this relationship on Cuba-CARICOM relations and the Caribbean. Through a Caribbean perspective, the chapters discuss the implications of the U.S.-Cuba relationship economically, institutionally and developmentally. Based on the findings of their research, the authors provide policy recommendations to CARICOM on potential areas for enhancing relations between CARICOM and Cuba, drawing on fieldwork and interviews with policymakers, academics, non-governmental organizations, and regional experts.
Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez is Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies.
Georgina Chami is Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies, and recipient of the Central America/Caribbean Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program in 2010.
Annita Montoute is Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies.
Debbie A. Mohammed is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies.