Constructing US Foreign Policy: The Curious Case of Cuba by David Bernell

By David Bernell

This publication seeks to handle the roots of the hostility that has characterised the U.S.’ dating with Cuba and has endured for many years, lengthy after the chilly warfare. It solutions the query of why America’s chilly warfare period coverage towards Cuba has no longer considerably replaced, regardless of a notably replaced foreign setting, going past the typical rationalization that American electoral politics and the Cuban foyer force US coverage towards Cuba.

Bernell argues that US overseas coverage in the direction of Cuba can't be seen as an aim reaction to a collection of demanding situations to US pursuits and ideas, and is healthier understood as a coverage that's rooted in and knowledgeable via old understandings of yankee and Cuban identities, that are themselves traditionally contingent. interpreting a variety of resources together with executive documentation and reliable speeches, this paintings explores the origins and perpetuation of a coverage standpoint that emphasizes Cuban distinction, illegitimacy, and inferiority juxtaposed opposed to American advantage, legitimacy, and superiority.

This paintings should be of significant curiosity to all students folks overseas coverage, diplomacy, and Latin American politics.

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