About Us

The CCSS is a Cuban American research and analysis institution in the area of Cuba’s political-military issues based in Miami Florida USA that focuses on the understanding of our historical success and failures in order to apply strategic thoughts to the problems of the future. To achieve these goals we are guided by a distinct set of values; independent ideas, cultural diversity, integrity and realistic analysis, integrated in a solid creed of freedom and the rule of law for Cuba.

The initial board of trustees, chaired by Pedro V. Roig, Esq. is composed of highly distinguished and accomplished individuals who provide overall direction and leadership to CCSS. They bring the professional and cultural perspective of three generations of Cubans and Cuban Americans at a time of great historical development in Cuba. Janisset Rivero, MA, Leon Hirzel, Esq. and Richard Kuper, Esq. who have dedicated their allegiance to solve complex issues of human rights and justice for all.


Pedro V. Roig, Esq.

Roig holds an undergraduate and master’s degree from the University of Miami and earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University. Following law school, Roig had the privilege of being mentored by a Miami legal icon, attorney Burton Young.

Roig’s professional career is diverse. He is not only an attorney, but also a historian, educator, author, and champion of advancing human rights and individual liberties. At a young age, he integrated the Christian Democratic Movement in Santiago de Cuba. (Led by Jose Fernandez Badue). In August 1960 he joined Jorge Más Canosa in Miami, where they became active in the Radio Swan freedom messages to the island. Roig is a veteran of the Brigade 2506 and has remained fully committed in the long historical fight (60 years) for Cuba’s liberty. He has written several books including “Death of a Dream,” a comprehensive history of Cuba, as well as the “Cuban War of Independence 1895—1898.”




Janisset Rivero, M.A.

Leon F. Hirzel, Esq.

Richard Kuper, Esq.



Death of a Dream: History of Cuba Elusive Quest for Freedom

La Guerra de Marti: (Colección Cuba y sus jueces)

La Lucha de los Cubanos por la Independencia



Combate de Peralejos

Combate de Peralejos

Por Pedro Roig J.D. Con la amarga pena de la muerte de Jose Martí en Dos Ríos, Máximo Gómez emprendió ...

Cuba Center for Strategic Studies

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