With the disintegration of the Soviet Union and international socialism, Cuba now finds itself isolated as the United States continues to press for its economic and political collapse. How Fidel Castro sees Cuba's plight and what he hopes to do about it emerge from this account of a unique conference held in Havana in 1992, which brought together the Soviet, Cuban, and American participants in the Cuban missile crisis to discuss its causes and course.
James G. Blight is professor of international relations (research) at the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Bruce J. Allyn is senior analyst and chief of the Moscow Office of Monitor, Inc. David A. Welch is CIGI Chair of Global Security, Balsillie School of International Affairs, and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.
Chapter 1 Cuba on the Brink, 1962: The October Crisis Chapter 2 Uses of the Brink: Cuban, American, and Russian Motives at the Havana Conference Chapter 3 Cuba on the Brink, Then and Now: The Havana Conference on the Cuban Missile Crisis Chapter 4 Cuba and the Brink: Fidel Castro vs. History Chapter 5 The Legacy of the Brink: Unfinished Business of the Havana Conference