Cuba Project

About Cuba Project

Bringing an end to the futile fifty-year effort to isolate Cuba.

The Cuba Project seeks to bring an end to the futile fifty-year effort to isolate Cuba, and to bring us a few steps closer to the day when these two neighbors, united by history and geography, can have normal diplomatic relations. The United States’ policy toward Cuba is one of the last vestiges of the Cold War, and our policy toward Cuba is now not only obsolete but actually counterproductive in terms of real U.S. interests and objectives.

Among the areas the Cuba Project has identified where the United States and Cuba can cooperate to the benefit of both are defending against hurricanes and protecting the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the project strongly supports liberalized travel to Cuba as another significant avenue for engagement. We expect that the demonstrable benefits to both nations of such engagement and cooperation will encourage leaders in the United States and Cuba to move further in this direction.

Advancing a Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By Bill Goodfellow

Nov-10-2014 | Report

Check out what the Center for International Policy has been up to in 2014 with our end-of-year brochure... Read More »

Report to Supporters Spring 2014

By Bill Goodfellow

May-19-2014 | Report

2014 has been a successful year so far with major advances in reshaping defense spending, curbing tax evasion and advancing awareness on global climate change... Read More »

A Sustainable, Just and Peaceful World

By CIP

Dec-09-2013 | Report

Find out how CIP can make a difference in facing some of the world's largest problems... Read More »

Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo Is Good Business

By Michael Barnes

Aug-23-2015 | Article

Americans increasingly support lifting the trade embargo with Cuba, so what's the holdup?... Read More »

A New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations

By Wayne Smith

May-28-2015 | Article

Negotiators from the United States and Cuba met in Washington last week to finalize an agreement on re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. When they adjourned on May 22, they were so close to final agreement that Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the chief U.S. negotiator, said another round of talks would probably not even be necessary. In a matter of weeks, it is likely that the American flag will be flying over our old embassy building in Havana... Read More »

Good Reasons to Open Our Doors to Cuba

By Elizabeth Newhouse

Jan-05-2015 | Letter

If the United States wants influence and better human rights in Cuba, it needs to be there. China and Vietnam are not analogous to this island 90 miles from Florida with the natural affinities Cubans and Americans have... Read More »

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Sep-09-15 | POGO's Conference Room (1100 G St, NW, Suite 500-- entrance on 11th Street across from Metro Center). Call-in options available.

Dynamic speakers will engage in a lively discussion about government and civil society initiatives underway to make available information on foreign aid and security assistance, and impediments that remain for the public to access such information... Read More »

A Discussion on Citizen Security and the Way Forward

Sep-08-15 | Center for International Policy 2000 M Street NW Conference Room A (located in the basement) Washington, DC 20036

What's the best way forward for citizen security in Central America? Guatemala, Honduras and most recently El Salvador have all turned to their troops to provide domestic security. Advocates of this tactic highlight that the general population often supports deploying the armed forces and say the presence of soldiers deters violence in the short-term. Opponents point to increased human rights abuses carried out by troops and say it is ultimately ineffective in improving long-term security.... Read More »

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