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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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WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.

Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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