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Canada, the United States, and Cuba: An Evolving Relationship

Sahadeo Basdeo and Heather N. Nicol, editors
Canada, the United States, and Cuba: An Evolving Relationship
ISBN: 978-1-57454-103-8
$49.95
2002/179 pages/LC: 2002070324
Distributed for the North-South Center Press

"Consult this book. It might help everyone to 'imagine' a less-hostile future for Washington's relations with Havana."—David M. Stemper, Political Science Quarterly

"Highly recommended. All levels."—Choice

"This volume will be a useful tool for policymakers and for anyone interested in understanding the remarkable complexities of Cuban-North American relations."—Christon I. Archer, University of Calgary, Alberta

DESCRIPTION

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sahadeo Basdeo is professor of history and international relations at Okanagan University College in British Columbia, Canada. Formerly Trinidad and Tobago's minister of external affairs and international trade and professor of history at the University of the West Indies, he has written extensively on Caribbean issues. Heather N. Nicol is assistant professor of geosciences at the State University of West Georgia, where she teaches economic, political, and cultural geography. Her research focuses on the emerging political geography of the Caribbean Basin under conditions of globalization.

CONTENTS

  • Canada, the U.S., and Cuba: An Introduction.
  • CUBA IN THE WIDER WORLD.
  • Cuba's New Security Agenda: Much New, Much Old—H. Klepak.
  • CANADA AND CUBA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • Canada, Cuba, and Constructive Engagement: Political Dissidents and Human Rights—S. Basdeo and I. Hesketh.
  • Canada-Cuba Relations: "Northern Ice" or Nada Nuevo?—P. McKenna, J.M. Kirk, and C. Climenhage.
  • THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • Cuba-U.S. Relations in the Post-Cold War Transition—S. Randall.
  • Cuba in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Emergence of a "Post-Helms Burton" Era?—D.W. Fisk.
  • Cuba: The "Nerve-Racking Silence" of Liminality—K.B. Koth.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • (Re)imagining Cuba in a Global World: The Changing Geopolitical Discourse of Canada-Cuba and the United States-Cuba Relations after Helms-Burton—H.N. Nicol.