Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Venezuela”

Venezuela and Trump’s Plunder Doctrine

It is easy to believe that Trump entertained the idea of war with Venezuela for the express purpose of seizing their oil resources.

Posted February 20th, 2019

Sanctioning Venezuela to Death

The Venezuelan people are the ones being made to pay the price for their government’s wrongdoing.

Posted February 20th, 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

Trump’s Irresponsible Venezuela Speech

There is almost no message less likely to spur defections from the Venezuelan military than this one, and there is no messenger less suited to delivering it than Trump.

Posted February 18th, 2019

The Pitfalls of Weaponizing Aid Deliveries

Taken together with the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s oil sector, the attempt to use aid as a political weapon to achieve regime change is particularly cruel.

Posted February 17th, 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 Injustice of Sanctions

It is inherently unjust to add to the burdens of people who are already enduring the corruption, mismanagement, and abuses of their government.

Posted February 7th, 2019

Trump’s Foreign Policy and the 2019 SOTU

The president probably didn’t mean to call attention to how irrational and illegitimate his policies are, but he did.

Posted February 5th, 2019

Ro Khanna’s Case for Restraint and Peace

He and his colleagues in Congress are outlining the principled antiwar and non-interventionist case against Trump’s misadventures.

Posted January 31st, 2019

The Cruelty of Venezuela Sanctions

This move by the U.S. to strangle the Venezuelan government will inflict punishment on the entire population and exacerbate the already severe humanitarian crisis there.

Posted January 28th, 2019

The Foreign Policy Establishment Loves Trump’s ‘Do Somethingism’

When Trump and the foreign policy establishment see eye to eye on something, that is a warning that the policy in question is profoundly flawed in some way.

Posted January 28th, 2019

The Folly of a War with Venezuela

The Trump administration is now effectively extending U.S. security guarantees to Guaidó and his supporters.

Posted January 28th, 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

Rubio’s Regime Change Misadventure

Rubio’s influence over Venezuela policy is a good example of how hawkish interventionists have been able to dominate the Trump administration.

Posted January 26th, 2019