How Venezuela Struck It Poor
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Government Smear the Opposition’s Brightest Star
Maduro’s autocratic regime is going after María Corina Machado because she is fearless and incorruptible. She needs Washington’s support.
OPEC Close to Agreement to Open the Oil Taps
With or without Iranian cooperation, extra barrels of crude could help meet rising demand. But there’s still reason to fear a price spike later this year.
The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery
Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.
The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election
Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.
It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela
Only nationalists in the military can restore a legitimate constitutional democracy.
Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
Trump's actions may ultimately weaken the strength of sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft.
The Perils of a Putsch in Venezuela
Encouraging a coup in Caracas will give Russia and China a foothold in the United States’ backyard.
The End of Human Rights?
Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.
The U.S.-Mexico Relationship Has Survived and Thrived Under Trump
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the neighbors are finding ways to make it work.
Cuba Is Making the Crisis in Venezuela Worse
Putting pressure on Caracas means holding Havana accountable.
Tillerson Praises Monroe Doctrine, Warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese Ambitions
The secretary of state kicks off his multicountry tour trying to get the region to rally behind Trump.
U.S. Sanctions Weapon Is Under Threat — but Not From Bitcoin
Forget cryptocurrencies. The real threat to American sanctions power is rapid technological innovation in finance.
How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out
U.S. policy toward Venezuela is changing — and so are political dynamics in Latin America.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.
Iran’s Not a Totally Fake Democracy, Study Says
A new survey shows a country with a constrained but active body politic, contrary to plenty of D.C. conventional wisdom.
Trump Administration Slaps Economic Sanctions on Venezuela
It’s not an oil embargo. But it does tighten the screws on the Maduro regime.