Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Nicolas Maduro”

‘Maximum Pressure’ in Venezuela Is Still Failing

U.S. involvement in this crisis has been as harmful as it is unnecessary.

Posted August 9th, 2019

Trump’s Embargo Torpedoes Venezuelan Negotiations

The administration has successfully torpedoed the negotiations that offered the only viable way out of the crisis.

Posted August 7th, 2019

Driving Venezuela Towards Famine

In this case, the U.S. would bear a significant portion of the responsibility for a famine in Venezuela.

Posted July 13th, 2019

Sanctions Are Suffocating the Venezuelan People

Since our government won’t ever lift the sanctions until their fantasy of regime change is realized, there will be no sanctions relief for the thirty million Venezuelans who suffer because of them.

Posted June 15th, 2019

The U.S. Must Not Fuel a Civil War in Venezuela

Our government shouldn’t be willing to sacrifice the lives of countless Venezuelans to score points in an imaginary duel with Russia, Cuba, or anyone else.

Posted June 3rd, 2019

Graham’s Venezuela Madness

No one should be willing to intervene militarily in Venezuela.

Posted May 22nd, 2019

Trump Suddenly Discovers Regime Change Is Hard

It is a measure of how gullible the president is that he could be so easily “misled” into thinking something as ambitious as ousting an entrenched regime would be easy.

Posted May 8th, 2019

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

Trump’s Misguided Venezuela and Cuba Policies

As usual, Mead fails to grasp that this is proof that Trump’s aggressive policies are reckless and harmful to U.S. interests.

Posted April 23rd, 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

Pompeo’s Allergy to Tough Questions

This isn’t an isolated episode for Pompeo, but fits into a pattern of berating reporters for doing their jobs that goes back to the early days of his tenure at State.

Posted April 14th, 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