Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Juan Guaido”

A Reality Check on Our Absurd Venezuela Policy

Now the U.S. is in the absurd position of supporting a “legitimate” government with no power.

Posted February 19th, 2019

The Fantasies of Regime Changers

These fantasies are rooted in grossly overestimating the power of our government to affect political change in other countries and exaggerating the vulnerability of the targeted regime.

Posted February 19th, 2019

The U.S. Will Regret Interfering in Venezuela

There is usually a dangerous combination of hubris and failure to anticipate setbacks in every regime change policy, and this one is no exception.

Posted February 15th, 2019

U.S. Sanctions Deepen the Misery of Venezuelans

Leave it to the sanctions addicts to make a terrible situation even worse.

Posted February 9th, 2019

Americans Should Reject Military Intervention in Venezuela

U.S. military intervention in Venezuela must not happen.

Posted February 9th, 2019

The Pitfalls of Meddling in Venezuela

The U.S. shouldn’t have irresponsibly taken sides in a foreign crisis on the say-so of dangerous ideologues.

Posted January 27th, 2019

Venezuela and Our Regime Change Addiction

The Trump administration won’t call its Venezuela policy one of regime change for the same reason it shies away from describing its Iran policy this way: regime changers know that the phrase is politically radioactive.

Posted January 24th, 2019

Misplaced Hope Is Not a Strategy

It seems that none of the governments backing Guaido nor the opposition had any concrete plans for gaining the support of the military. Everyone has just been hoping that it will all work out somehow.

Posted January 24th, 2019

Another Venezuela Blunder

As general rule, it is very questionable for the U.S. government to throw its support behind an opposition leader during an internal political dispute like this.

Posted January 23rd, 2019