international analysis and commentary

The geopolitics of easing Covid lockdowns

As numerous countries gradually emerge from nearly two months of Covid-19 quarantines, many citizens will struggle to transition from lockdown limbo to the ‚Äúnew‚ÄĚ normal and its accompanying realities.¬†Political necessity, public pressure…

Venezuela’s uprising in context

In his call for an uprising against the regime of Nicol√°s Maduro, opposition leader Juan Guaido clearly has the majority of popular support in Venezuela and the crucial diplomatic and economic support of the Western world, that is, the…

The geopolitics of Venezuela’s crisis

As the Venezuelan crisis deepens, the risk of increasing escalation grows exponentially in the country, the Western Hemisphere and internationally. Domestically, Nicolas Maduro‚Äôs standard playbook is attempting to defuse the situation by…