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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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France 2017

The unpredictable French presidential election has taken a new turn in favor of independent candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China has almost finished building structures intended to host surface-to-air missiles on its artificial islands in the South China Sea.

Higher Education Watch

The campaign for more intellectual diversity in higher education just got an eloquent and influential new champion.

Survey Says

But do shifting American attitudes portend a lasting realignment?

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Our elites don’t feel a sense of urgency about entirely predictable problems that threaten to devastate the middle class.

Trump Ties

Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges.

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