Vincent Salandro
Sanctions Options
The Least Bad Option in Venezuela

It might be more satisfying to try to punish Maduro’s odious regime more forcefully. But the current, measured, targeted sanctions are the best way forward.

The Fracas in Caracas
Violence Flares After Venezuela’s Sham Elections

Sanctions against Maduro’s barbarous regime may be warranted, but the danger lies in putting the U.S. front-and-center.

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Hugging the News Cycle

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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