Accession Number : ADA310122
Title : Cuba: Clearing Perilous Waters?
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Gonzalez, Edward
PDF Url : ADA310122
Report Date : 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 140
Abstract : This report assesses Cuba's current political dynamics and economic prospects, and where Cuba is headed. It analyzes the regime's major civilian and military leaders and institutions, the civil society groups emerging outside the regime, and the respective roles of all these actors in the years ahead. It then evaluates how current U.S. policy, and the options of tightening or lifting the embargo, might hasten or hinder the transition toward a more democratic, market-oriented Cuba. Although it cautions that the final outcome of Cuba's current transition will be determined internally rather than by U.S. policy, the report concludes by proposing a new, bolder U.S. strategy to help accelerate the process of fundamental change on the island.
Descriptors : *FOREIGN POLICY, *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *ECONOMICS, *CUBA, MARKET RESEARCH, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), SOCIETIES, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CIVIL AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, DEMOCRACY, FOREIGN AID.
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE