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Sweig, Julia

Works: 31 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 10,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer
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Most widely held works by Julia Sweig
Cuba : what everyone needs to know by Julia Sweig( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so powerful that every American president has kowtowed to it. But what do most Americans really know about Cuba itself? In Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, Julia Sweig, one of America's leading experts on Cuba and Latin America, presents a concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation's unique place on the world stage over the past fifty years. Yet it is authoritative as well. Following a scene-setting introduction that describes the dynamics unleashed since summer 2006 when Fidel Castro transferred provisional power to his brother Raul, the book looks backward toward Cuba's history since the Spanish American War before shifting to more recent times. Focusing equally on Cuba's role in world affairs and its own social and political transformations, Sweig divides the book chronologically into the pre-Fidel era, the period between the 1959 revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold War era, and-finally-the looming post-Fidel era. Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, it will serve as the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community
The real Fidel Castro by Leycester Coltman( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Fidel Castro, that chronicles the events of his life and explores the contradiction between the private character and the public reputation
Inside the Cuban Revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban underground by Julia Sweig( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a close study of the fifteen months from November 1956 to July 1958, when the urban underground leadership was dominant, Sweig examines the debate between the two groups over whether to wage guerrilla warfare in the countryside or armed insurrection in the cities, and is the first to document the extent of Castro's cooperation with the llano. She unveils the essential role of the urban underground, led by such figures as Frank Pais, Armando Hart, Haydee Santamaria, Enrique Oltuski, and Faustino Perez, in controlling critical decisions on tactics, strategy, allocation of resources, and relations with opposition forces, political parties, Cuban exiles, even the United States - contradicting the standard view of Castro as the primary decision maker during the revolution."--Jacket
Friendly fire : losing friends and making enemies in the anti-American century by Julia Sweig( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 the U.S. was the founding impulse behind the cornerstones of the International Community: the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and most of all the United Nations. Untainted by colonialism or fascism, heroic in warfare and idealistic at home, the U.S. presented itself as a paragon to inspire a less noble and divided world. Sixty years later, that perception had been almost completely reversed. America had, in fact, quietly sowed the seeds of its own decline in the eyes of the world in its own back yard. Anti-Americanism, now a global phenomenon, was road tested in South America when most of the rest of the world was too distracted to notice or care. There, under the guise of anti-communism, we sponsored dictatorships, turned a blind eye to killing squads and tolerated the subversion of democracy. Almost nobody knew, so it didn't matter, right?Wrong. On two counts. First, South America remembered. And second, encouraged by our success, we convinced ourselves that pre-emptive Americanism was a policy that could be shipped worldwide. This proved to be a big misjudgment. The world noticed and, helped by better scrutiny and faster technology, anti-Americanism flourished among America's closest allies beyond the Americas in a way and to a depth not seen before. As this reaches a crucial tipping point, Julia Sweig offers a brilliant and blistering history of what went wrong, and a feisty and compelling prescription for how to sort it out
U.S.-Cuban relations in the 21st century : a follow-on chairman's report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations by Bernard Aronson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, a follow-up to the 1999 report also sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, sets forth a number of useful steps - short of lifting general economic sanctions and establishing diplomatic relations - that it says can and should be taken to prepare for the transition in bilateral relations and on the island."
Andes 2020 : a new strategy for the challenges of Colombia and the region : report of an independent commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive Action by Daniel W Christman( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Center for Preventive Action, a conflict prevention initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations, established the Andes 2020 Preventive Action Commission to develop concrete, pragmatic recommendations to broaden and strengthen U.S., international, and local engagement and coordination in the region, with an eye toward strategies that will help prevent the outbreak of major conflict and mitigate current levels of violence."--Jacket
Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil relations by Council on Foreign Relations( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazil has emerged as both a driver of growth in South America and an active force in world politics in the decade since the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) convened its first Independent Task Force on the country. During this period, Brazil has lifted nearly thirty million of its citizens out of poverty, significantly expanded its middle class, become increasingly active within multilateral institutions and international forums, and weathered the recent worldwide recession -- all in a peaceful, market-oriented, and democratic context. To be sure, Brazil is still contending with important internal concerns -- its remaining poor, the growing challenges of climate change, and its ongoing transformation from a commodity-based to an industrial economy, to name just a few. Nevertheless, the message of this report could hardly be clearer: Brazil matters not just regionally but globally. Its decisions and actions will affect the world's economy, environment, and energy future as well as prospects for diplomacy and stability. Brazil is on the short list of countries that will most shape the twenty-first century. U.S. and Brazilian foreign policy must adjust accordingly
The Cubans by Jack Beckham Combs( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Asked to conjure an image of Cuba, most Americans see a country of elegant, crumbling buildings and old American cars. While it takes less than twenty-five minutes to fly from Miami to Havana, the United States and its island neighbor have been mired in hostility and distrust since the Castro Revolution ousted the American-backed puppet Batista fifty years ago. Shared family connections have allowed both Americans and Cubans to separate the governments of each country from its people, but there is still misunderstanding on both sides. Photographs that purport to represent Cuba and its people often reproduce the narrow American imagination of the place, starting and ending in Old Habana. While it is true that the buildings in this small section of the city, many of which are 300 years old, have been crumbling for 150 years, and many of the cars are from the pre-Revolution era, this quaint image bears little reality to the country and its people. The documentary photographer Jack Combs has been making photographs of the Cuban people over the course of six years and fifteen visits to the island. His images range from the urban to the rural, from saturated colors and polished night skies to vibrant street scenes full of movement and sere agricultural landscapes. Much of Combs' time was spent outside Havana, traveling to cities, smaller towns, villages, and farms in every Cuban province. His pictures of agricultural life are beautiful pastoral compositions. Rarer still is the emphasis his eye places on ordinary people living their everyday lives. Their faces and settings demonstrated that Cubans may have less than they need, but they are nonetheless a people of strength, good humor, and great national pride. The breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of its massive economic subsidies may have shattered the Cuban leaders' dream of economic independence, but not the people's spirit."--Jacket
Conditions of peace : an inquiry : security, democracy, ecology, economics, community by Grace Lee Boggs( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology for the common good( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy toward Cuba : second conference, January 12-16, 2001( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Küba devriminin içinden by Julia Sweig( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Andes in focus : security, democracy, and economic reform( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can a region roiled by political strife, civil war, illicit drug trafficking, and dismal economic performance achieve political stability and support economic growth? The Andes in Focus addresses this question with an in-depth look at the complex factors underlying the present volatile situation." "The authors offer detailed analyses of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as examinations of U.S. policies with regard to the Andes. The result is a detailed but accessible study of current political, economic, and security issues in a beleaguered region."--Jacket
Andes 2020: A new Strategy for the Challenges of Columbia and the Region : report of an independent commission( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendly fire : anti-Americanism gone global, and what to do about it by Julia Sweig( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cuban insurrection declassified : strategy and politics in Fidel Castro's 26th of July movement, 1957-1959 by Julia Sweig( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of war for Colombia ? by Julia Sweig( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendly fire : secolul antiamerican : mai puţini prieteni, mai mulţi duşmani pentru SUA by Julia Sweig( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Latin America Relations : a New Direction for a New Reality : Report of an Independent Task Force by Council on Foreign Relations( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Latin America has never mattered more for the United States. The region is the largest foreign supplier of oil to the United States and a strong partner in the development of alternative fuels. It is the United States' fastest-growing trading partner, as well as its biggest supplier of illegal drugs. Latin America is also the largest source of U.S. immigrants, both documented and not. All of this reinforces deep U.S. ties with the region--strategic, economic, and cultural--but also deep concerns. This report makes clear that the era of the United States as the dominant influence in Latin America is over. Countries in the region have not only grown stronger but have expanded relations with others, including China and India. U.S. attention has also focused elsewhere in recent years, particularly on challenges in the Middle East. The result is a region shaping its future far more than it shaped its past. At the same time Latin America has made substantial progress, it also faces ongoing challenges. Democracy has spread, economies have opened, and populations have grown more mobile. But many countries have struggled to reduce poverty and inequality and to provide for public security. The Council on Foreign Relations established an Independent Task Force to take stock of these changes and assess their consequences for U.S. policy toward Latin America. The Task Force finds that the long-standing focus on trade, democracy, and drugs, while still relevant, is inadequate. The Task Force recommends reframing policy around four critical areas--poverty and inequality, public security, migration, and energy security--that are of immediate concern to Latin America's governments and citizens. The Task Force urges that U.S. efforts to address these challenges be done in coordination with multilateral institutions, civil society organizations, governments, and local leaders. By focusing on areas of mutual concern, the United States and Latin American countries can develop a partnership that supports regional initiatives and the countries' own progress. Such a partnership would also promote U.S. objectives of fostering stability, prosperity, and democracy throughout the hemisphere."--Publisher Web site
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The real Fidel Castro
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Sweig, J.E.

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Sweig, Julia E.

The real Fidel CastroInside the Cuban Revolution : Fidel Castro and the urban undergroundFriendly fire : losing friends and making enemies in the anti-American centuryU.S.-Cuban relations in the 21st century : a follow-on chairman's report of an independent task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsAndes 2020 : a new strategy for the challenges of Colombia and the region : report of an independent commission sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Center for Preventive ActionGlobal Brazil and U.S.-Brazil relationsThe CubansThe Andes in focus : security, democracy, and economic reform