Venezuela: Failed State in Latin America?

by John Feffer Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has been a serious financial blow. If nothing… Continue Reading  

Hugo Chavez: The Last Anti-Imperialist?

by Daniel Luban The death of Hugo Chavez has triggered a predictably dizzying amount of commentary, and I’ll leave it to the experts to evaluate his complicated legacy in Venezuela and in Latin America more broadly. The accusations of “totalitarianism”… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for February 25: The Weekly Standard: Jaime Daremblum, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, blogs on the “underreported news” that the U.S. government is investigating “whether Venezuela recently defied American sanctions by sending… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 20, 2010: The Wall Street Journal: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes that Afghanistan is costly and “a strategic distraction,” and that U.S. military resources could be better… Continue Reading