New Book Analyzes Trump Era Cuba-US Relations

Telesur 9/26/17 — “Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond” is being presented in Ottawa, Canada with the presence of scholars and politicians.

Canadian author and journalist Arnold August has released a new book examining relations between Cuba and the United States, focusing on the expected decisions of U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the illegal blockade against the island.

he book, called “Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond,” is being presented in Ottawa, Canada with the presence of scholars and politicians. The release comes after Trump criticized Cuba and its political system during a speech in the United Nations General Assembly last week.

This is the third book on Cuba by August. His two previous works include “Democracy in Cuba and the 1997-98 Elections” and “Cuba and Its Neighbors: Democracy in Motion.”

“This book could not have been timelier,” said Antoni Kapcia, a researcher at the University of Nottingham.

“With Fidel Castro’s death focusing outside attention on Cuba’s future and with Trump’s election throwing U.S.-Cuba ‘normalization’ into question, Arnold August contests the common assumptions and public rhetoric about Cuban politics and about that ‘normalization.’”

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