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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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