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mervyn j. bain is a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. He has published articles on the relationship between Moscow and Havana in various national and international journals and is also the author of three books on the relationship, including the most recent, From Lenin to Castro, 1917 to 1959: Early Encounters between Moscow and Havana (2013).

philip brenner is a professor of international relations and affiliate professor of history at American University. He is coauthor of Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Sovereignty (2017), coeditor of A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raúl Castro (2014), and A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution (2014); and coauthor of Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis (2002).

carlos oliva campos is a professor of history at the University of Havana, with a specialization in Cuba's relations with the Americas. He is also the coordinator of a research group, the Network on Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, and author and editor of numerous books, including US National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014).

teresa garcia castro is pursuing an MA in US foreign policy and national security at American University, where she is a research assistant and recipient of the Hall of Nations Award. Originally from Cuba, she completed her BA in international relations at the Institute of International Relations in Havana.

margaret e. crahan is the director of the Cuba Program at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. She serves on the executive committee of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and is a member of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has published over a hundred articles and books, including Religion, Culture and Society: The Case of Cuba (2003).

richard e. feinberg is the author of Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy (2016). He is a professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego, and a senior fellow (nonresident) at the Brookings Institution. He has served in the US Treasury, State Department, and National Security Council. Since 2005 he has been the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of Foreign Affairs magazine.

katrin hansing is an associate professor of anthropology at City University New York and a senior research fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies. Prior to joining [End Page 527] CUNY she was associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU. Hansing has spent the past 20 years researching issues of "race," inequality, migration, transnational ties, and youth in Cuba and its diaspora.

ted a. henken is an associate professor of sociology at Baruch College and coauthor of "From Cyberspace to Public Space? The Emergent Blogosphere and Cuban Civil Society" in A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution under Raúl Castro (2014). He is a past president of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (2012–2014).

rafael hernández is a political scientist, professor, and writer on US-Cuban relations and contemporary Cuba. He is chief editor of Temas, a quarterly journal in the field of social sciences and the humanities, based in Havana. He recently coedited Debating US-Cuban Relations: How Should We Now Play Ball? (2017).

jackie cannon is a translator, educator, life coach, business owner, and author of Cuba: One Moment in Time (2016). A former university lecturer and researcher in the United Kingdom, she divides her time between Cuba and the UK.

william m. leogrande is a professor of government at American University. He has written widely in the field of Latin American politics and US policy toward Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Central America and Cuba. Most recently, he is the co-author of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (2014, 2015).

gary prevost is a professor of political science and Latin American studies at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Latin American affairs, including Politics in Latin America: The Power...