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The Cuban Studies Institute (Instituto de Estudios Cubanos) is a research, non-profit center, that disseminates the reality about Cuba and its foreign policy.


Latest Articles

                                             The Party is Still On

By Jaime Suchlicki

In preparation for the transfer of the Cuban presidency from General Raul Castro to Coronel Miguel Diaz-Canel on April. 19, the Cuban Communist Party-Political Bureau held its V Plenary meeting...more.

                                             La independencia del poder judicial y los limites de autoridad del Presidente y el Congreso

By Pedro Roig

En la última década, el Instituto de Estudios Cubanos ha hecho una serie de ponencias sobre una futura transición en Cuba.  Estos incluyen trabajos comparativos sobre otras transiciones en Europa del Este, España y Chile, así como propuestas para reorganizar la economía, el sistema jurídico, la sociedad civil y el militarismo...more.

(Testimony) The Obama Administration Rapprochement with Cuba: Anatomy of a Policy Failure

By Jaime Suchlicki

Following is a copy of my testimony “The Obama Administration Rapprochement with Cuba: Anatomy of a Policy Failure,” presented at the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing held in Miami on January 16, 2018...more.

The Enigma of The Crickets: Attacks on US Diplomats in Cuba

By Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat

A series of mysterious attacks on US diplomats from late 2016 until at least August 2017 have resulted in the downgrading of the diplomatic relationship between the United States government and the Castro regime...more.

How Does the Cuban Economy Compare with Other Latin American Economies?

By Mario Gonzalez-Corzo

After more than three decades of gradual economic reforms, Cuba’s heavily-centralized economy remains embattled by insufficient output levels, declining levels of capital accumulation and factor productivity, the lack of global competitiveness, high levels of external sector dependency (particularly agricultural and food imports),  demographic pressures...more.