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Unpublished Paper
Stronger Trade or Stronger Embargo: What the Future Holds for United States-Cuba Trade Relations
ExpressO (2007)
  • Michael D Margulies, New York University
Abstract
This paper provides an analysis of the history, politics, legislation and current state of affairs of United States-Cuban trade relations. Beginning with the political climate and events that have led to the existing and limited trade relations between the two countries, the article proceeds to identify the possibility for enhanced trade. The subject of the existing legislation is important in its own right and may serve as an indicator of what potential exists for future U.S.-Cuban relations. Though such a relationship may prove to be economically beneficial for both the U.S. and Cuba, there is much more at stake from a historical, political and ideological perspective, which may impede the development of normalized trade and travel relations between the neighboring countries. The article concludes with the realization that while the economic experience may support a policy shift in both the U.S. and Cuba, the political difficulties may be too great to overcome.
Keywords
  • Cuba,
  • Trade Relations,
  • Legislation,
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2007
Citation Information
Michael D Margulies. "Stronger Trade or Stronger Embargo: What the Future Holds for United States-Cuba Trade Relations" ExpressO (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_margulies/1/