By Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)
This publication explores the various effects of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement among the U.S. and Cuba after greater than part a century of estrangement. fiscal, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in available style by means of major specialists from Cuba, the USA, Europe, and Latin the USA. What possibilities come up during the commencing of diplomatic family, and what matters will be hindrances to normalization? What are the results for the Cuban financial system, for its political process, and for ties with contributors of the Cuban diaspora? What are the consequences for US family members in other places in Latin the US? This updated account addresses those and different questions on this new path in US-Cuban kinfolk.
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This has been the case of the United Kingdom with Ireland, France and Germany with Belgium, Russia with Finland, China with Vietnam, and the United States with Canada and Mexico. Such arrangements are not foolproof; “[n]evertheless, for most asymmetric relationships most of the time, managing and negotiating the relationship is preferable to hostility” (Womack 2006, p. 21). C UBA -US: ASY MMETRI C REL ATI O N S 29 These historic compromises outline power disparities as a cause of tension in asymmetrical relations while placing the interaction between both states in a broader historical comparative framework than do references solely to Cuban exceptionalism.
The key to such growth is to decrease hostility and examine normalization as a non-zero sum game that offers mutual gains from cooperation. A recognition deal between the United States and Cuba does not exclude the possibility of the two countries eventually developing strategic trust by habituation, but it begins with a minimal tactical trust to implement specific agreements about concrete topics. Eventually, economic and social ties can displace security concerns and reinforce a history of cooperation and mutual gain that counterbalances the memories of hostility.
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