The Panama Canal Could Become the Center of the U.S.-China Trade War
Panama’s strategic and symbolic importance place it at the heart of growing trade tensions.
Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake
Tightening the failed embargo will push Havana into the arms of Beijing and Moscow.
Guaidó’s Plan for Venezuela Is in Limbo
The opposition leader’s call for Venezuelans to fill the streets and for the military to turn on the president has not yet brought about the change he seeks.
Will Guaidó’s Gamble Pay Off?
Venezuela’s opposition leader has failed to gain enough military support to oust Nicolás Maduro, and Washington’s policies aren’t helping him.
Guaidó Is Stumbling Toward a Coup
Naunihal Singh, an expert on military takeovers, addresses what to watch as Venezuela's would-be president attempts to oust Maduro.
The Senate is Hollowing Out the United States’ Diplomatic Corps
To protect U.S. national security, the United States needs to rethink the way the government approves diplomats.
Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North
The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis.
Murdered Women Can’t Celebrate International Women’s Day
Advocates for gender equality in Latin America are making gains, but an epidemic of violence overshadows their progress.
Mexico’s Old-School War on Crime Gets a Surprising New Champion
Why is AMLO attempting to further militarize policing, instead of pursuing the progressive reforms he promised during his campaign?
What’s Good for Maduro Is Bad for Chavismo
The more atrocities Venezuela’s dictator commits, the less likely his regime is to survive him.
There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate
Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.
There’s More Bad News Than You Think
A new study finds some of the world’s biggest humanitarian disasters go virtually uncovered.
Here’s How Trump Can Hasten Maduro’s Exit
Thoughtful U.S. policies could help restore Venezuela’s democracy.
Paraguay Is a Fiscal Paradise for Terrorists
The South American country needs to do a better job patrolling its financial system—or face the consequences.
Recognizing Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Leader Isn’t a Coup. It’s an Embrace of Democracy.
Treating the Maduro regime as illegitimate, sanctioning its top officials, and sending aid despite a blockade will hasten its demise and speed the transition to democratic governance.
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U.S. Intervention Could Be Maduro’s Lifeline
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How Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions Could Undercut His Iran Policy
The U.S. president takes direct aim at Maduro’s power, but the economic pain could spread.
Trump Should Put the Safety of American Diplomats First
By failing to prioritize the security of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the White House bungled what could have been a rare foreign-policy success.
The Left Keeps Getting Venezuela Wrong
Anti-imperialists prefer a Russian-backed dictator to a public revolt.