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U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Melanie M. Ziegler


The United States and Cuba actually cooperate on several issues of mutual interest. This intriguing pattern of U.S.-Cuban cooperation emerged during the 1990s. Naked self-interest led the two governments to cooperate in four areas: illegal immigration, drug trafficking, decreasing tensions around Guantánamo Naval Base, and reducing the threat of unintended war. The fact that there has been any cooperation between the United States and Cuba may be surprising since the public rhetoric of animosity has always dominated U.S.-Cuban discourse. To date, there has been little systematic research on th ... More

Keywords: United States, Cuba, cooperation, mutual interest, exile groups, Fidel Castro

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813030876
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813030876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melanie M. Ziegler, author
Miami University in Ohio