Foreign Policy

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American Foreign Policy has many times been the invisible hand behind and entangled with the Iron triangle that controls the United States government. Foreign policy is the strategy implemented by this government toward other countries as a means of protection of economics and national interest. The Cuban foreign policy has implemented rules and guidelines to control the import and export of American products. Foreign policy is important for the American people as an objective that guides the activities and relationships of the government and its interactions with other governments such as Cuba. The development of foreign policy has been influenced by domestic considerations, in this case farming and tourism; the policies or behaviors of other governments, like socialism and human rights offenses; and plans to advance specific geopolitical designs, such as whether American relations with Cuba could nurture any democratic aspirations of the Cuban government.

American foreign policy toward Cuba has been an attempt to economically isolate the Cuban government in an effort to undermine the regime and deprive it of resources and put pressure on the Castro government to turn away from communism. Congress passed a bill in 1960, which barred Americans from trading with, investing in, or traveling to Cuba. It was congressional legislation as a foreign policy tool with the purpose of helping the Cuban people achieve freedom and a better way of life. However, the facts and opinions expressed in this article would imply that the embargo has failed in all aspects! It removed a large market for several areas of the American economy, and harmed the Cuban people setting the country back several decades in growth advancement. This legislation gave Mr. Castro justification and an excuse for the failures of a homegrown socialistic government. This was definitely the…...

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