U.S. Military Wary of China’s Foothold in Venezuela
The head of U.S. Southern Command says Beijing is using disinformation and debt diplomacy to dig in as Maduro clings to power.
A Portrait of Poverty and Desperation
A confidential U.N. report details the daily struggles of Venezuelans.
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.
Here’s How Trump Can Hasten Maduro’s Exit
Thoughtful U.S. policies could help restore Venezuela’s democracy.
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The U.S. State Department ramps up its fight against foreign propaganda, and international support is waning for the Venezuelan president.
Hezbollah Is in Venezuela to Stay
Regime change in Caracas won’t change the country’s problematic relationship with the terrorist group.
Maduro vs. Guaidó: A Global Scorecard
Support is waning for the Venezuelan president, but he still has Russia and China on his side.
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.
Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union
What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.
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Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
U.S. Intervention Could Be Maduro’s Lifeline
Attempts at regime change have backfired on Washington before.
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.
For Venezuelan Refugees, There’s No Safe Haven in Curacao
The former Dutch colony in the Carribean is a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But when it comes to refugees, there’s little help from The Hague.
Maduro’s Power in Venezuela Seems Stable, for Now
Despite the recognition by a wave of countries of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, Maduro’s patronage of the military insulates him from the need to negotiate.
What’s Next for Venezuela?
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. But even if he succeeds in restoring democracy, the hard part is just beginning.