MYTHS AND REALITIES OF THE ASYMMETRIC RELATIONSHIP: CUBA, THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE FAILURE OF THE COMMON POSITION (2006-2016)


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Rogelio Plácido Sánchez Levis

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Professor and researcher at the Institute for Higher National Studies (Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales, IAEN, Ecuador). Lecturer, international analyst, former diplomat and ambassador and expert in Negotiation and Conflict Theory

Abstract


This article aims to present some partial results of research about asymmetry in international relations, focusing on the EU’s Common Position on Cuba and its consequences for the links between both players. The paper examines the EU’s loss of the channels of influence, the persistent fractures and competition between the European supranational strategy and the national diplomacies of the Member States, and the underestimation of the contextual and relational factors that acted in favour of Cuba.



Keywords


Cuba, Europe, asymmetry, conflict, negotiation



How to cite this article


Levis, Rogelio Plácido Sánchez (2020). "Myths and realities of the asymmetric relationship: Cuba, the European Union and the failure of the Common Position (2006-2016)". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 11, N.º 1, May-October 2020. Consulted [online] on the date of the last visit,https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.11.1.4



Article received on July 5, 2019 and accepted for publication on February 28, 2020