Topic: How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect the U.S. foreign policy in Cuba during the Cold War?
This question is often overlooked in the existing literature because most focuses on the impacts of the Crisis on Soviet-U.S. relations. My research project, therefore, focuses on Cuba and the U.S. To answer my research question, I researched using different academic databases related to Latin American studies, history, and political science. I have included primary and secondary sources to provide a more comprehensive picture. The primary sources used include declassified CIA documents, government memos, photos, and correspondence between leaders. This research topic is significant because it reflects the period when Cuban-U.S. relations became more strained. By understanding the change in foreign policy direction after the Cuban Missile Crisis, we can gain a better understanding of the development of Cuban-U.S. relations since the Cold War.
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