Piero Gleijeses

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Piero Gleijeses (born 1944 in Venice, Italy) is a professor of United States foreign policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.[1] He is best known for his scholarly studies of Cuban foreign policy under Fidel Castro, which earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005,[2] and has also published several works on US intervention in Latin America. He is the only foreign scholar to have been allowed access to the Cuba's Castro-era government archives.[3]

Education and work[edit]

Gleijeses gained a PhD in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, and knows Afrikaans, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.[1]

His 2002 book, Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959–1976, was an exhaustive re-examination of the Cuban involvement in the decolonization of Africa.[4] Hailed by Jorge Dominguez as "the best study available of Cuban operations in Africa during the Cold War",[5] it won SHAFR's Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize for 2003.[6] Visions of Freedom (2013) picks up from Conflicting Missions by looking at the clash between Cuba, the United States, the Soviet Union, and South Africa in southern Africa between 1976 and 1991.[7]

Aside from scholarly journals, Gleijeses has contributed to such publications as Foreign Affairs[8] and the London Review of Books.[9]

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Personal life[edit]

Gleijeses is married to artist Setsuko Ono, the sister of Yoko Ono.[10]


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