Author profile: Alessandro Badella

Alessandro Badella is a PhD candidate in Political Science (‘Democracy and Human Rights’) at the University of Genoa (Italy) with a project on US democracy promotion after the Cold War. He has several academic publications about US-Cuba relations after the Cold War and the role and the rational of US democracy promotion in Cuba. His website is http://abadella.eu/

Review – The Cuban Embargo

Review – The Cuban Embargo

One of the few examples of a monograph on the US embargo of Cuba, this short and readable text helps us understand key internal dynamics which drive this policy.

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

Review – US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion

This ready-to-use edited handbook provides a good and complete introduction to the history and evolution of US democracy promotion abroad.

The “Obama Doctrine”: Engaging Cuba but…

The “Obama Doctrine”: Engaging Cuba but…

Obama is writing history in US-Cuba relations. Yet, the duration and pace of the appeasement with Havana and its evolution is linked to Cuba’s internal political changes.

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Critical Questions on the US-Cuba Rapprochement

It could be naive to think that Obama’s openings to Cuba were just a move to improve relations without expecting any reciprocation in terms of democracy and human rights.

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