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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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Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

The Vapors

The inability of U.S. diplomats to explain Trump and his worldview to their foreign interlocutors is likely to be a more serious problem for American foreign policy than any early flubs by the President-elect.

The North American Energy Boom

Our southern neighbor is benefiting from the shale boom, too.

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