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Venezuela on the Brink
Venezuela on the Brink
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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maduro?

In a country where schoolchildren draw pictures of food instead of eating it, getting rid of the foul, corrupt President would be a step in the right direction. But only a step.

Venezuela on the Brink
Venezuela’s Maduro Tries to Hobble Country’s National Assembly

South America is arguably the one arena where President Obama’s hands-off strategy has worked. But things could still get very ugly, very soon.

Venezuela on the Brink
Venezuela’s Supreme Court Rules Against Opposition

Maduro’s electoral defeat is both good and bad, as the stage may be set for a messy 2016.

Venezuela on the Brink
Violence in Venezuela May Follow Opposition Victory

The victory is certainly good news in some ways, but the risk of violence breaking out is real.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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