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Doug Bandow, JD Biography

Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
Con to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"

“The U.S. government has waged economic war against the Castro regime for half a century. The policy may have been worth a try during the Cold War, but the embargo has failed to liberate the Cuban people. It is time to end sanctions against Havana…

The policy in Cuba obviously has failed. The regime remains in power. Indeed, it has consistently used the embargo to justify its own mismanagement, blaming poverty on America…

Ending the embargo would have obvious economic benefits for both Cubans and Americans. The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates American losses alone from the embargo as much as $1.2 billion annually.”

“Time to End the Cuba Embargo,” The National Interest, Dec. 11, 2012

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
  • Weekly columnist, Forbes online
  • Senior Fellow, International Religious Persecution, Institute on Religion and Public Policy
  • Member, advisory board, Lifeboat Foundation
  • Former associate, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Former associate, Institute for Policy Innovation
  • Former associate, Heritage Foundation
  • Former editor, Inquiry
  • Former columnist,
  • Former special assistant to President Reagan
  • Senior policy analyst, Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, 1980
  • Education:
  • JD, Stanford University, 1979
  • BS, Economics, Florida State University, 1976
  • Other:
  • Appears regularly as a commentator on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?