Strauss, a lecturer at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris, is a former journalist who studies territorial leases.
In 2009, he wrote a book called, "The Leasing of Guantanamo Bay." The book publisher's calls the lease "a territorial Frankenstein's monster that is running amok outside the respective legal systems of its parties and outside the bounds of international law."
The publisher continues:
Post-2002 events at the U.S. naval facility at Guantanamo Bay have generated a spate of books on its use as a detention center in the U.S. fight against terrorism. Yet the crucial enabling factor-the lease that gave the U.S. control over the territory in Cuba-has till now escaped any but cursory consideration.For more on the topic, see this 8-minute interview with Strauss, who took part in the Cuba Futures: Past and Present conference in New York City.