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Topics in Public Policy: U.S. Relations with Cuba

Starting in December 2014, President Obama and President Castro agreed to a change in relations between the United States and Cuba, showing the beginning of a major shift from the previous Cold War-era policy. After decades of isolation on both sides, travel bans have been lifted - with defined restrictions - and the first direct mail flights in 50 years began earlier this year. The main changes the President seeks to make are re-establishing diplomatic relations, empowering the Cuban people through changing regulations, and facilitating an expansion of travel to Cuba. Find out more on the history of the United States' relations with Cuba and what research resources are available at Dewey.

Where to Start

If you're looking for general information on some of the changes made - particularly regarding travel restrictions - since President Obama's December 2014 announcement, the Treasury Department's FAQ on the Cuba Sanctions Program is a good place to start. If you're looking to research more specific issues, such as Cuban rafter crisis, we have volumes such as Escape to Miami: An oral history of the Cuban rafter crisis by E. Campisi.

Helpful Links

Books Available at the University Libraries

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Cathy Dwyer, Subject Librarian for Public Policy, at (518) 442-3699 or - or drop by during Cathy's office hours, held weekly on Mondays from 4-7pm.

Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
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