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Economic engagement does not include lifting embargoes- that’s an economic incentive
Robert N. Haass, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings, 2000, Survival, Vol 42, no. 2, Summer, p. 114-5
Architects of engagement strategies can choose from a wide variety of incentives. Economic engagement might offer tangible incentives such as export credits, investment insurance or promotion, access to technology, loans or economic aid. Other equally usefuleconomic incentives involve the removal of penalties such as trade embargoes, investment bans or high tariffs, which have impeded economic relationsbetween the United States and the target country. Facilitated entry into the global economic arena and the institutions that govern it rank among the most potent incentives in today’s global market. Similarly, political engagement can involve the lure of diplomatic recognition, access to regional or international institutions, the scheduling of summits between leaders – or the termination of these benefits.
The plan is economic engagement
Dave Lindoff, 10-20-2008, "Dave Lindorff: How Much Longer Will the Cuba Embargo Last?," Truth-Out, http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/5855-dave-lindorff-how-much-longer-will-the-cuba-embargo-last, accessed 5-10-2013
If the oil starts flowing, how long will it be before the U.S. starts clamoring to buy it? How long will it be, for that matter, before U.S. oil companies start using their lobbying clout to get the U.S. embargo lifted,so they can get a chance to join the drilling party? After all, if the U.S. companies are kept out by vestigial anti-Communist ideology, the investment opportunities will be left wide open for European, Middle Eastern, and Venezuelan interests. For the long-suffering Cuban people, who have been forced to eke out a national economy virtually barred from the global marketplace, this oil find is an astonishingly lucky break, particularly coming at a time that existing oil reserves are beginning to run out, and that prices for crude are soaring. It's going to be fun to watch the rationalizations coming out of Washington, particularly from the hard Right, for whom Fidel Castro's Cuba has for several generations served as a prime bogeyman in the Cold War pantheon of villains. Just as Corporate America has since the 1970s been hypocritically singing the praises of Communist China, and has been justifying economic trade and investment with that nation on the grounds that "economic engagement" will bring democracy (all the while calling for a boycott of all things Cuban), we will soon be hearing such songs about virtues of economic engagement with Cuba.