What the US Should Avoid in Venezuela

August 25, 2017

America's Cold War-era policies won't work against Venezuela.  If the United States government was intent on choosing an ineffective and damaging response to the crisis in Venezuela, it need only use its foreign policy toward South and Central America during the Cold War as a blueprint....

Venezuela’s Children at the Heart of the Crisis

June 28, 2017

Venezuela’s economic crisis can mean almost certain death for the poor and sick. Since the death in 2013 of the charismatic and controversial Hugo Chávez after 14 years as Venezuelan president, his acolyte and successor, Nicolás Maduro, has steadily been losing his grip on the country....

Why is Venezuela Spiraling Out of Control?

May 04, 2017

Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame for the increasing chaos in Venezuela. Every day the news about Venezuela seems to get worse. On March 29, the Supreme Court dissolved the National Assembly. The partial reversal of this decision days later...