Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hugo Chavez”

Backing a Coup in Venezuela Would Be a Mistake

A coup runs the risk of considerable bloodshed and possibly even civil war, which will only compound Venezuela’s very serious economic and political problems.

Posted June 5th, 2018

Kelly’s Bizarre View of Mexico

The idea that Mexico is on the “verge of collapse” or comparable to Venezuela under Chavez is nonsense.

Posted September 15th, 2017

Venezuela and Our Stupid Obsession with U.S. ‘Leadership’

The U.S. should be willing to help its neighbors in our hemisphere when we can be reasonably sure that our help is wanted and constructive, but most of the time it is neither of those things.

Posted April 17th, 2017

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Protests

Peggy Noonan is thrilled by Marco Rubio’s indignation: America should not stand …

Posted February 26th, 2014

The Dangers of Personalizing Foreign Policy

Nikolas Gvosdev discusses possible changes in U.S.-Venezuela relations in the wake of …

Posted March 8th, 2013

U.S.-Venezuela Relations After Chavez

Dan Drezner speculates that post-Chavez Venezuela is likely to continue Chavez’s foreign …

Posted March 7th, 2013

Rumors of Chavez’s Importance Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Kevin Sullivan makes a good observation: Hugo Chavez also failed to make …

Posted March 7th, 2013

The Candidate of “Omni-Directional Belligerence”

It’s no surprise that I second Dan McCarthy’s assessment of Romney’s VMI …

Posted October 8th, 2012

Chavez Hasn’t Had a “Serious” Impact on U.S. National Security

Michael Moynihan also finds fault with Obama’s Venezuela remarks: I don’t expect …

Posted July 11th, 2012

Santorum’s Venezuelan Fears Live On in Romney

Inevitably, Mitt Romney had to join in denouncing Obama’s Venezuela remarks. At …

Posted July 11th, 2012

Rubio vs. Obama on Chavez and the Venezuelan “Threat”

Marco Rubio isn’t happy with Obama’s description of the Venezuelan threat (via …

Posted July 11th, 2012