In Venezuela, a high-stakes gambit. Phil Gunson analyzes the implications of the decision to recognize Venezuela’s opposition leader as interim president.

Can Venezuela have a peaceful transition? Michael Shifter explains why the support of the military will decide Venezuela’s political standoff.

Iran’s satellite launch: not an ICBM test. Michael Ellmen explains why Iran’s recent satellite launch has nothing to do with developing an ICBM and that it doesn’t violate UNSCR 2231.