Cuba policy after Bush: Sucession or transition?

US Cuba Policy after Bush: Succession or transition? with Dr Stephen Wilkinson
Since Fidel Castro fell ill last year, there has been much speculation about whether the succession of Raul Castro will produce a transition in the policies of the Cuban government towards market reforms and a more open democratic system. But little has been said about a possible change in US policy when a new president – most likely a Democrat – replaces President Bush in January 2009. How will this election impact on the five decades old embargo of Cuba? Dr Stephen Wilkinson http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/stephen_wilkinson/ an academic, author and journalist specialising in Cuban culture, politics and economics, and assistant director of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba www.cubastudies.org will analyse the prospects for a favourable change in US policy.