Venezuelan citizens register to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential election, in Caracas, Venezuela March 19, 2024.

Seeking the Best from a Skewed Poll: Hard Choices for Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is tilting the July presidential election in his favour, in violation of the 2023 Barbados accord. While Maduro should face consequences, the U.S. should take a calibrated approach to the reimposition of sanctions.

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17 Apr 2024
The [Venezuelan] opposition has a massive opportunity [in the upcoming elections] to make it clear Maduro isn’t wanted. New York Times

Phil Gunson

Senior Analyst, Andes
16 Apr 2024
A big part of the problem has been the Sudanese army side of the war essentially blocking food relief into areas they don't control. CBS News

Alan Boswell

Project Director, Horn of Africa
15 Apr 2024
The regional states remain quite concerned that the longer the open-ended conflict in Gaza goes on, the greater the possibility … of a regional war. USA Today

Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.

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