Books for Understanding Updates

Having long played a highly visible role in international relations, Cuba is once again much in the news, with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, the loosening of U.S. policy restrictions regarding the nation, and transitions of power. AAUP has assembled a bibliography of scholarly works that includes information and links to over 150 works on Cuban politics, history, foreign relations, and culture from 24 scholarly presses.

The list also includes a "Directory of Experts," which provides contact information and areas of expertise for scholars and writers available to speak to the media on these topics.

In order to ensure that AAUP's Books for Understanding lists consistently feature the most up-to-date scholarship and analysis, a monthly update schedule was instituted in March 2009. Existing lists will be updated on a rotating monthly basis, in addition to more extensive re-launches of older lists and the continuing creation of new bibliographies on current events. In May, the North Korea, China, and Tibet lists were updated.