Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001 (Paperback)
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Unfinished Business: America and Cuba after the Cold War, 1989-2001 (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 16/09/2002
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This is a comprehensive study of US policy towards Cuba in the post-Cold War era. Drawing on interviews with Bush and Clinton policy-makers, congressional participants in the policy debate, and leaders of the anti-sanctions business community, it makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the evolution of American policy during this period. This study argues that Bush and Clinton operated within the same Cold War framework that shaped the Cuba policy of their predecessors. But it also demonstrates that US policy after 1989 was driven principally by the imperatives of domestic politics. The authors show how Bush and Clinton corrupted the policy-making process by subordinating rational decision-making in the national interest to narrow political calculations. The result was the pursuit of a policy that had nothing to do with its stated objectives of promoting reforms in Cuba and everything to do with getting rid of Fidel Castro's regime.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521520409
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is a clever, well written book, based upon interviews with many of the protagonists and for this reason alone will be quoted and referred to for many years to come.' Open History
"This excellent book exhaustively examines the relationship between domestic policy and foreign policy. The influence of one over the other is amply illustrated--in this case, the major role played by the Cuban-American National Foundation ... in influencing policy toward Cuba.... Highly recommended." Choice
"...Morley and McGillion provide a complete review of US-Cuba relations in the last decade... they also provide insightful commentary on the contradictory, disaster-prone, and counter-productive measures taken by the Washington establishment." The International History Review
"A worthwhile and recommended read." H-DIPLO

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