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978-1-4422-6721-3 • Hardback • April 2017 • $92.00 • (£71.00)
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Francisco López Segrera was permanent secretary and interim president of the Cuban Commission of UNESCO and deputy director of the Institute of International Relations, Havana, Cuba, where he is adjoint titular professor.
Chapter 1: Historical Roots of the Cuban-U.S. Conflict
Chapter 2: Mutual Perceptions (1959–2015)
Chapter 3: From Close Enemies to Distant Friends
A valuable Cuban overview of the continuities and ruptures in the relationship between the United States and Cuba. López Segrera’s generally optimistic and nuanced account brings the story right up to date with a discussion of the normalization announced on December 19, 2014, and the reestablishment of diplomatic relations in July 2015. In a field dominated by U.S. scholarship, this Cuban-centered analysis benefits from close access to key players in the island’s foreign policy establishment.
— Barry Carr, La Trobe University, Australia
Traces the historical roots of the U.S.–Cuban conflict
Follows the steps taken to establish diplomatic relations and considers future scenarios
Includes a chronology from 1510 to the present
Fills the need to historicize the current relationship that has been established by the Obama administration and the Cuban government
Provides a timely overview from a Cuban perspective