Earlier this month, Cubans celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. With the island facing difficult economic stresses and lingering questions about leadership, we look at Cuba’s past, present, and future — and assess what President-elect Obama will face when he turns his attention to Cuba-American relations.


  • Dan Erikson Senior Associate for US Policy & Director of The Caribbean Program, Inter-American Dialogue; author of "The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, The United States, and the Next Revolution" (Bloomsbury Press)
  • Reese Erlich Journalist; and author of "Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba" (PoliPointPress, LLC)
  • Mark Q. Sawyer Director of UCLA's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Policy; and Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, UCLA; and author of “Racial Politics in Post-Revolutionary Cuba"

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