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Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?

When President Obama announced human rights sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials on March 9, a number of Latin Americanists and others criticized the measure, arguing that the ...

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Coup Fatigue in Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro uses the threat of coups to distract from the problems of his own regime. The excuse is wearing thin.

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A Lose-Lose in Aleppo

The U.N.’s plan to “freeze” the conflict in Syria is a gift to Bashar al-Assad. No wonder the rebels aren’t buying it.

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I Don’t Think That Nuclear Deal Means What You Think It Means

In Washington, 10 years is a long time -- more than two presidential terms. In the antique land of Persia, however, it is the blink of an eye. ...

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