Russian-Cuban Relations since 1992

Russian-Cuban Relations since 1992 : Continuing Camaraderie in a Post-Soviet World

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This book addresses the relationship between the Russian Federation and Cuba from 1992 to the present, the period since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Mervyn J. Bain analyzes the reasons why the relationship between Havana and Moscow continues to thrive even after the end of the Cold War and the death of international socialism. He argues that there are five main areas to be studied in order to understand why the Russians and Cubans have maintained close cultural and political ties well into the twenty-first century. Bain first explores the effects the disintegration of the Soviet Union had on the relationship between Moscow and Havana in the years since 1992. He goes on to describe how the two countries have adapted (or failed to adapt) to the New World Order and the ways in which their foreign policy have changed the shape of their dialogue with each other. The third and fourth sections detail both the impact of globalization and the increased cultural, economic, and military exchange between Russians and Cubans. Bain concludes by showing readers the importance of placing the Russian-Cuban relationship in an international context, especially highlighting the influence of the United States over it. This book will be of interest to those interested in post-Soviet Russian foreign policy, Cuban foreign policy, and international relations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739124234
  • 9780739124239

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1. Russian and Cuban Foreign Policy Chapter 5 2. Soviet-Cuban Relations Chapter 6 3. The Continuing Role of Ideology Chapter 7 4. The Soviet Legacy Chapter 8 5. Washington and the Wider World Chapter 9 6. Continuing Camaraderie Chapter 10 Bibliography
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Review quote

This admirable study draws attention to the often-overlooked relationship between Cuba and Russia. Written on the basis of a deep knowledge of the subject, the availability of new sources, and a willingness to challenge assumptions-while setting it all within a historical context-the book presents a fascinating picture of a relationship which is remarkably still partly driven by the past. It is a welcome addition to the literature. -- Antoni Kapcia Balanced, informative, and timely, this book is the most thorough and helpful study in recent years to understand this significant strategic partnership-one which promises to become increasingly important. An excellent, well-researched and insightful study. -- John M. Kirk Recommended. * CHOICE, February 2009 * Russian-Cuban Relations is a welcome addition to the scholarly literature that fills a major void. The author presents his overall argument in a clear and straightforward manner. -- Roger Kanet * The Russian Review, July 2009 * A well-documented and exhaustive study. An invaluable resource for academics and researchers who wish to understand the profound nature of the Russo-Cuban relationship. -- Stephen Wilkinson, International Institute for the Study of Cuba, London Metropolitan University
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About Mervyn J. Bain

Mervyn J. Bain is lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.
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