This book describes six years of conflict management, involving much confrontation and selective diplomacy, during which Cuba was put progressively on the defensive by political (surrogate radio broadcasting and human rights), economic (strengthening the embargo) and military (Grenada) actions. After an overview to mid-1982, the book covers the Reagan-Shultz era chronologically, discussing major bilateral issues and focusing on migration and radio broadcasting, two issues that Cuba linked in 1985. As Coordinator of Cuban Affairs for the U.S. Department of State from 1982-88, Skoug brings considerable experience to his discussion of this fascinating era of U.S. diplomatic relations.
About the Author:
KENNETH N. SKOUG, JR., a U.S. Foreign Service Officer from 1957 until 1990, served in Latin America, the Soviet Union, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Washington, D.C. He received Presidential Meritorious Service Awards in 1988 and 1991.