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Canada, the United States, and Cuba : an evolving relationship
Basdeo, Sahadeo.
Publication Information:
Coral Gables, Fla. : North-South Center Press, University of Miami ; Boulder, CO : Distributed by Lynne Reinner Publishers, [2002]

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iv, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Canada, the United States and Cuba : an introduction / Sahadeo Basdeo and Heather N. Nicol -- Cuba's new security agenda : much new, much old / Hal Klepak -- Canada, Cuba, and constructive engagement : political dissidents and human rights / Sahadeo Basdeo and Ian Hesketh -- Canada-Cuba relations : "Northern ice" or nada nuevo? / Peter McKenna, John M. Kirk and Christine Climehage -- Cuba-United States relations in the post-Cold War transition / Stephen J. Randall -- Cuba in U.S. foreign policy : the emergence of a "post-Helms-Burton" era? / Daniel W. Fisk -- Cuba : the "nerve-racking silence" of liminality / Karl B. Koth -- (Re)imagining Cuba in a global world : the changing relations after Helms-Burton / Heather N. Nicol.
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This engaging book explores one of the most important hemispheric issues of the day - the evolving relations between Cuba and its North American neighbors. The authors identify the commonalities and differences in contemporary international relations between Cuba and the United States and Cuba and Canada, discuss the differing approaches toward the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro, and debate Canadian responses toward anti-Castro initiatives taken by the United States. They also examine the shift in North American policies directed toward the reintegration of Cuba into the global system - and the degree to which Canadian policy is influenced by the United States in this regard. The final chapter of the book predicts a likely scenario for the future of Cuba-United States and Cuba-Canada relations.

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This volume assembles current work dealing with relations between Cuba and its North American neighbors, the US and Canada. It addresses Cuban developments in the post-Cold War era, Canadian policy and Canada-Cuba relations during the 1990s, and US-Cuba relations in the context of tightening sanctions and the Helms-Burton legislation. Of value is the juxtaposition of Canadian and US policy approaches. For American students and readers, this will add something not often covered in other works on US-Cuba policy. Additionally, the entries are strong on the domestic political 'back stories' to official policy--for example, the importance of the human rights issue in Canada and how this has factored in Jean Cretien's years as prime minister, and the role of the exile community in the US and the conservative turn of American politics in the 1990s. This strength also limits the volume, however. Its detail makes it very current at the turn of the millennium, but insofar as it provides an interpretation of events in the 1990s, it may not retain its currency as time passes. Recommended for collections in foreign policy and inter-American affairs. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. S. P. Duffy Quinnipiac University

Table of Contents

Sahadeo Basdeo and Heather N. NicolHal KlepakSahadeo Basdeo and Ian HeskethPeter McKenna and John M. Kirk and Christine ClimenhageStephen J. RandallDaniel W. FiskKarl B. KothHeather N. Nicol
Introduction: Canada, the United States, and Cuba: An Introductionp. 1
Part I Cuba in the Wider World
Chapter 1 Cuba's New Security Agenda: Much New, Much Oldp. 7
Part II Canada and Cuba in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 2 Canada, Cuba, and Constructive Engagement: Political Dissidents and Human Rightsp. 27
Chapter 3 Canada-Cuba Relations: "Northern Ice" or Nada Nuevo?p. 57
Part III The United States and Cuba in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 4 Cuba-United States Relations in the Post-Cold War Transitionp. 75
Chapter 5 Cuba in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Emergence of a "Post-Helms-Burton" Era?p. 95
Chapter 6 Cuba: The "Nerve-Racking Silence" of Liminalityp. 113
Part IV Conclusion
Chapter 7 (Re)Imagining Cuba in a Global World: The Changing Geopolitical Discourse of Canada-Cuba and United States-Cuba Relations After Helms-Burtonp. 139
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 167
Contributorsp. 169
Indexp. 171