US Foreign Relations Term Paper by Champ

US Foreign Relations
An analysis of the United States' commitment to human rights and their sanctions on Cuba.
# 98843 | 1,704 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2007 in International Relations (U.S.) , Political Science (U.S.)

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This paper analyzes various issues of United States foreign relations. The writer presents the paper in the form of an address to the President of the United States. It discusses human rights and the US commitment to this world-wide issue. The paper also discusses US sanctions against Cuba. The paper then presents, to the President, recommendations on both issues.

Table of Contents:
I) Issue: Human Rights
II) Issue: Sanctions against Cuba

From the Paper:

"United States sanctions against Cuba began, in part, as a way to diffuse Cuba's influence and power in the Cold War. However, as the cold war has ended Cuba's threat to the United States has diminished. As Philips writes, "Cuba's threat to hemispheric security ended when the Soviet Union dissolved.""
"Mr. President, in the short-term, I suggest you lift travel bans for all Americans to Cuba. In the longer term, I suggest that you ease, and finally abolish, sanctions on trade with Cuba."
"There may be resistance from the Cuban government to lifting United States sanctions. Sanctions can be said to create a sort of prestige for Castro (after all, he must be important if the United States focuses so much attention on the Cuban regime), so Castro may resist this loss of prestige. Younger members of Cuban society may welcome the loss of sanctions, although older members of Cuban society may be resistant."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amnesty International. 2006. Report 2006: United States of America. Accessed March 13, 2007.
  • Peters, Philip. November 2, 2000. A Policy toward Cuba That Serves U.S. Interests. Cato Policy Analysis No. 384, Cato Institute. Accessed March 13, 2007.
  • The Minnesota Daily. August 4, 2005. Foreign Policy: Cuba. The United States should trade goods, not insults, with Cuba. Accessed March 13, 2007.
  • Secretary Condoleezza Rice. March 6, 2007. Press Briefing: Video, Washington, DC. Briefing on the State Department's 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Accessed March 13, 2007.
  • School of the Americas Watch. 2006. What is the SOA? Accessed March 13, 2007.

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