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 »

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 »

Reflections From the Former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section: The Cuba Opening

By Wayne Smith

Dec-25-2014 | Article

As the announcement of restored relations came through Wednesday morning, there was utter joy and elation among the Cuban people in the streets, there were cheers and applause – this is what they have been waiting for, too... Read More »

Reflections from Former Chief of U.S. Interests Section

By Wayne Smith

Dec-22-2014 | Letter

Last Tuesday night, Smith was in Havana, giving a talk calling for relations between the United States and Cuba – pushing for the United States to take Cuba off the terrorist list, to ease travel restrictions, and free the remaining Cuban Five, among other changes. To his surprise, virtually everything that he called for, the administration moved to implement at dawn the next day... Read More »

Recent Posts from our Blogs

Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

May-08-14 | Carnegie

Join us for a unique panel discussion to learn about the results of a landmark meeting for Cuba and the U.S., and what it may mean for the future of marine science and international relations... Read More »

U.S. Cuba Policy and the Cuban-American Vote

Oct-04-12 | Tower Theater 1508 S.W. 8th Street Miami Florida

Join us as we discuss the current policies between the U.S. and Cuba, and delve into the importance of the Cuban-American vote... Read More »

Oil Drilling Off Cuba's North Coast

May-10-12 | The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Choate Room 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036

This conference will discuss the status of U.S.-Cuba engagement and cooperation on oil development in the Gulf of Mexico and what measures have been adopted in both countries to prevent and respond to major spills.... Read More »

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