The U.S. Should Have Moderate Expectations for Venezuela’s Election
Upcoming elections can help the opposition reconnect with voters, but they won’t resolve everything and could come with downsides.
AQ Podcast: Changing U.S. Policy Toward Venezuela
Former officials from both the Trump and Obama administrations argue the U.S. should support Venezuelan elections in 2024.
Venezuela Isn’t on Track for 2024 Elections
Widespread expectations for political opening in exchange for sanctions relief ignore a difficult global landscape and enduring crisis at home.
In Venezuela, a Delicate Balance for the ICC
The International Criminal Court is pressing Venezuela to punish human rights abuses—but few results have so far emerged.
A New, Realistic Era for Venezuela’s Opposition
As hopes to unseat Maduro are replaced with resignation, unexpected opportunity is emerging for Venezuelan democracy.
Venezuela: Now Is Not the Time to Reduce Global Scrutiny
Maduro’s human rights abuses continue, despite talk from politicians elsewhere in Latin America.
AQ Podcast: Changes in Venezuela
What signs of an economic shift mean for U.S.-Venezuela relations and the opposition to Nicolás Maduro.
Book Review: Things Are Never So Bad That They Can’t Get Worse
A journalist tracks Venezuelan history from boom to bust—and reveals the causes of today’s “tragic impasse.”
Dollarization Can’t Save the Venezuelan Economy
Pragmatic adjustments have abated Venezuela’s collapse, but the bigger picture remains a bleak one.
Leopoldo López: Venezuela Needs Unity at Home and Abroad
“Venezuelan democrats have an obligation to reunify,” writes a leader in exile.
Venezuela Needs More Realism, Less Hubris from the US
The Biden administration must refine the U.S.’s strategy towards the 20-year-old dictatorship.
How Venezuela Should Think About Reopening Its Economy
Nicolás Maduro has little fiscal and political room to maneuver as scarcity and food insecurity worsen.
Sanctions Relief for Venezuela? Trump’s Plan Points the Way.
Everyone wants to stop a humanitarian disaster. Now there’s an imperfect roadmap to do it, writes a former U.S. ambassador to Caracas
Venezuela and the Coronavirus: Another Path Is Possible
The international community should focus on humanitarian aid, and try to prevent a health disaster that could spread across much of Latin America.
Can Negotiation Actually Break the Stalemate in Venezuela?
Talks between Maduro and the opposition have failed before. Here’s a look at what to expect this time around.