What should Obama do? The view from Cuba

There is much debate at present regarding the direction the Obama administration might take Cuba policy during its second term. Inevitably, the debate is focused on what politicians are saying in the United States. So here at the IISC, we thought we would provide the view from the other side of the Florida Straits. Here we offer a translation of a lecture on the topic of US-Cuba relations given by Dr. Néstor García Iturbe one of the Cuban Communist Party's leading academics and experts on foreign affairs.

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Cuba can cope without Chávez

Once again the web is abuzz with stories of impending doom for Cuba now that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez lost his battle against Cancer. However, I do not believe that the death of Chavez will be as disastrous for Cuba as many suppose.

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Dutch initiative is open for business

New investment fund aims to catch wave of interest in Cuba

Aiming at wealthy individual investors, the Amsterdam-based conglomerate Romar group has launched aprivate investment fund for Cuban undertakings. Initiated by the Romar group which has had many years of operating in Cuba, the Cuba Financial Fund is a separate entity with its own organization and governance.

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Public lecture 16th October, 2012

The Missile Crisis 50 years on: Lessons of threatened mass destruction?

On the 50th anniversary of the October missile crisis in the the United States and the USSR brought the world to the brink of mass destruction the IISC and the Institute for the Studies of the Americas presents a public lecture by the esteemed Cuban expert in internaitonal affairs, Professor Carlos Alzugaray Treto. “The Origins of the Missile Crisis: An asymmetric confrontation in a Cold War context”.

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Special edition of IJCS

Call for papers: Cuba’s Internationalism

We are looking for papers to be included in a special issue of the International Journal of Cuban Studies on new dimensions of Cuban Internationalism. Papers are welcome to engage the wide range of Cuban programs, initiatives, international partnerships, or informal networks that are shaping processes of politics, economics, and development notably in the global South.

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Five possible areas of cooperation highlighted in groundbreaking report

Cuban and US academics unveil roadmap to improved relations

Cuban and US academics have unveiled a working paper that proposes ways in which the US and Cuba could start to cooperate in order to improve relations.

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