José Azel, Ph.D.

José Azel left Cuba in 1961 as a 13 year-old political exile in what has been dubbed Operation Pedro Pan - the largest unaccompanied child refugee movement in the history of the Western Hemisphere.  

He is currently dedicated to the in-depth analyses of Cuba's economic, social and political state, with a keen interest in post-Castro-Cuba strategies as a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami and has published extensively on Cuba related topics.

  • Issue 107 With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies >Link Here
  • Issue 102 "Principled Realism" >Link Here
  • Issue 98 Hispanic Americans and the History of Statism >Link Here
  • Issue 90 A Faustian Bargain >Link Here
  • Issue 79 A Legacy of Moral Equivalence >Link Here
  • Issue 78 The Tyranny of GroupThink >Link Here
  • Issue 76 Cuba After the Castros >Link Here
  • Issue 73 The Tragic Island's Anagnorisis >Link Here
  • Issue 70 Our Crab Mentality >Link Here
  • Issue 64 Liberty: The Vanished Word >Link Here
  • Issue 62 Cuba's New "Autonomists" of the XXI Century >Link Here
  • Issue 61 A Latin American opportunity for the Trump Administration >Link Here
  • Issue 60 The Role of Interpersonal Trust in Politics and Economics >Link Here
  • Issue 59 Desiderata for the Cuban Nation >Link Here
  • Issue 57 President Obama's "Anti-Logic" Cuba Policy >Link here
  • Issue 55 "Gentlemen Only Defend Lost Causes" >Link Here
  • Issue 54 The Perils of Moral Equivalence in Foreign Policy >Link Here
  • Issue 53 Lessons for Cuba of the East European Experience >Link Here
  • Issue 52 Post Communism is not Pre Democracy >Link Here
  • Issue 51 March Separately Fight Together >Link Here
  • Issue 50 Castro, Obama, and the Prisoner's Dilemma >Link Here
  • Issue 49 No to Unanimity >Link Here
  • Issue 48 Sour Grapes in Foreign Policy >Link Here
  • Issue 46 Cuba and the Angst of Freedom >Link Here
  • Issue 44 Ignacio Agramonte: A Sad Ending for Exquisite Hopes >Link Here
  • Issue 42 The Birdcage of Self Employment in Cuba >Link Here
  • Issue 39 Cuba: Three Sad Scenarios >Link Here
  • Issue 37 Fleeing Equality >Link Here
  • Issue 26 A Tale of Two Policies >Link Here
  • Pan Am Post : Economic Reforms Will Not Lead to Democracy in Cuba  >Link Here
  • Issue 33 Personnel is Policy >Link Here
  • Issue 31 It's Not The Embargo >Link Here
  • Issue 29 History Lessons for the Architects of the New US/Cuba Policy >Link Here
  • Issue 24 Can Democracy be Negotiated in Cuba? >Link Here
  • Issue 23 Obama's Illusion about Post-Castro Cuba >Link Here
  • Issue 22 Testimony for Subcommittee Hearing: The President's New US/Cuba Policy and National Security >Link Here
  • Issue 21 Gentlemen Only Defend Lost Causes >Link Here
  • Issue 20 With No Embargo What Would Castro Do? >Link Here
  • Issue 18 The Cuban Embargo: A Debate of Ideology Less Strategy >Link Here
  • Issue 16 Investing "with" Cuba >Link Here


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