Cuban International Relations at 60: Reflections on Global Connections

Mervyn Bain (Editor), Chris Walker (Editor)

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Cuban International Relations at 60 brings together the perspectives of leading experts and the personal accounts of two ambassadors to examine Cuba’s global engagement and foreign policy since January 1959 by focusing on the island’s key international relationships and issues. Thisbook’s first section focuseson Havana’s complex relationship with Washington and its second section concentrates on Cuba’s other key relationships with consideration also being given to Cuba's external trade and investment sectors and the possibility of the island becoming a future petro-power. Throughout this study due attention is given to the role of history and Cuban nationalism in the formation of the island’s unique foreign policy. This book’s examination and reflection on Cuba as an actor on the international arena for the 60 years of the revolutionary period highlights the multifaceted and complex reasons for the island’s global engagement. It concludes that Cuba’s global presence since January 1959 has been remarkable for a Caribbean island, is unparalleled, and is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Scholars of international relations, Latin American studies, and political science n will find this book particularly interesting.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLexington Books
Number of pages338
ISBN (Print)9781793630186
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2021

Publication series

NameLexington Series on Cuba
PublisherLexington Press


  • Cuba
  • international relations
  • foreign policy
  • global connections


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