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February 1979
352 pages  

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Cuba in the World
Blasier, Cole, Mesa-Lago , Carmelo
Examines changes in Cuban leadership, economy, and armed forces to explain its increased participation in world affairs. Views Cuban ties with Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Africa, Israel, and the socialist countries and how they impact U.S.-Cuban relations.

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Cole Blasier, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, is author of The Giant’s Rival: The USSR and Latin America. Blasier studied or taught at Universities in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico and served as a career foreign service officer in Belgrade, Bonn, Moscow, and Washington. Because of long first-hand experience in official Washington and Moscow and extensive residence in Latin America, Blasier is uniquely qualified to appraise this complex arena of conflict.
Carmelo Mesa-Lago is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Cuba in the World is an important addition to the rich literature on the Cuban revolution and serves as a handy reference for specialists on Castro's revolution.”—Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia

“[These] fifteen essays bear witness to the high caliber of research on Cuba concentrated at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.”—Osteuropa

“Specialists in Cuban politics and comparative politics generalists as well as students of international relations will find the book very useful.”—Journal of Developing Areas

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Since the 1970s, Cuba has greatly expanded its participation in world affairs. What changes in its leadership, economy, and armed forces explain this increased participation? How do Cuban ties with Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Africa, Israel, and the socialist countries reveal Cuban purposes and affect U.S.-Cuban rapprochement? Cuba in the World addresses these and other important questions in the most comprehensive and authoritative review of Cuban foreign policies since the Revolution.


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