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dc.contributor.advisorGiraldo, Jeanne
dc.contributor.authorCurtain, Joseph W.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:24Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:24Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4090
dc.description.abstractCuba's economy has not only survived the end of Soviet-era subsidies but has thrived in the era of globalization. This thesis documents the adjustments the Cuban government has made to the economy and the increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) that has occurred as a result. The thesis also shows how China, Venezuela and Iran continue to invest more money in the island and subsequently threaten to wield more influence over Cuba. The U.S. has the opportunity to mitigate the threats posed by Venezuela and Iran vis-aÌ -vis Cuba. However, the policy espoused by current policy makers is logically flawed. The Helms-Burton Act contains unrealistic benchmarks for ending the embargo that provide little incentive for Cuban leaders to liberalize. Neither presidential candidate advocates a change in this legislation. In contrast, this thesis argues that the normalization of relations with Cuba can diminish the influence Iran and Venezuela have on Cuba and keep potential threats from coming ninety miles off the coast of the U.S. The next president should call for Congress to repeal the Helms-Burton Act so that executive discretion can be exercised with respect to Cuban foreign policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/economicndsecuri109454090
dc.format.extentx, 73 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic sanctions, Americanen_US
dc.subject.lcshCubaen_US
dc.titleEconomic and security reasons why the U.S. should normalize relations with Cubaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc244631310
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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