Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Juan Guaido”

The Regime Change Policy Keeps Failing in Venezuela

One of the main reasons is that both the opposition and the administration have assumed that everything would fall into place and that their opponents would put up no resistance.

Posted May 1st, 2019

When Is a Coup Not a Coup? When We Don’t Want It To Be One

Guaido is using the example of another Venezuelan coup as a template for what he wants to see happen, but it is somehow outrageous distortion to call that a coup.

Posted May 1st, 2019

The Stalemate in Venezuela

After three months of deadlock, Venezuela’s crisis appears to be no closer to resolution than it was in January.

Posted May 1st, 2019

Guaido’s Desperate Gamble

For all intents and purposes, Guaido is trying to launch a coup without having already secured significant support from the military.

Posted April 30th, 2019

Hold Trump Accountable for Making Things Worse in Venezuela

It is imperative that he be held accountable for that and not be allowed to shift the blame for the consequences of his policy to anyone else.

Posted April 15th, 2019

The Absurdity of Our Regime Change Policy in Venezuela

Like the confident Western assertions from 2012 that Assad “must go,” the administration is “certain” of an outcome that seems increasingly unlikely to happen.

Posted April 15th, 2019

Trump’s Failing Venezuela Policy

Almost three months since the U.S. and other governments threw their support behind Guaido, their absurdly optimistic assumptions have been proven completely wrong.

Posted April 13th, 2019

Don’t Goad Trump Into Starting a War

When he claims that Russia is “taunting” the U.S., Zakaria is clearly taunting Trump to do something foolish in order to uphold another stupid “red line.”

Posted April 3rd, 2019

Trump’s Silly and Dangerous Venezuela Ultimatum

Russia doesn’t “have to” withdraw its forces from Venezuela, and it makes no sense for the U.S. to be risking conflict with the Venezuelan and Russian governments over their presence.

Posted March 27th, 2019

Starting a War in Venezuela Won’t Save Lives

The conceit that encouraging people to take up arms against a superior armed force will “save lives” is extremely dangerous and irresponsible.

Posted March 18th, 2019

In Venezuela, Sanctions Make a Terrible Situation Even Worse

At the very least, the U.S. should not be making the hemisphere’s worst humanitarian and economic crisis even worse, but that is what our policy is doing.

Posted February 28th, 2019

How Far Will the U.S. Go in Venezuela?

The U.S. is under no obligation to aid in the toppling of the Venezuelan government.

Posted February 27th, 2019

Congress Must Reject Intervention in Venezuela

It is a measure of the opposition’s desperation after a little over a month that their leaders are already talking about an option that would be a disaster for their own country.

Posted February 26th, 2019

The U.S. Can’t ‘Fix’ Venezuela

Interventionism doesn’t suddenly become successful and wise because it takes place closer to home.

Posted February 24th, 2019

Military Intervention Would Be a Disaster for Venezuela

Escalating Venezuela’s crisis into an armed conflict would be a disaster for the people of Venezuela and for Venezuela’s neighbors.

Posted February 24th, 2019

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