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Unformatted text preview: e. But the Cuban state’s power position versus foreign powers is the weakest since 1959. Under the weight of the Special Period, the period of crisis that began in 1989 and amount to forty percent of post revolutionary history, the Castros’ regime is APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013
CFJPV conomically exhausted. This is why Raul Castro is attempting a serious reform. e ¶ Now is most likely the optimal time for the United States to address appeasable Cuban nationalism and engage Cuban postrevolutionary society. To paraphrase Henry Kissinger, the question should be whether Cuban power holders see virtue in a permanent conflict with the United States, or there is space for accommodation of Cuba’s national interests in a U.S. led world order. Only through engagement can Obama test whether Cuba’s new leaders are rooted in a Cold War opposition to the United States, or are just defending their interests, values and privileges against U.S. impositions. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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