Debating Venezuela's progress.
Debating Venezuela's progress.
Venezuela’s alleged collusion with the FARC guerrilla group fighting Colombia’s government has serious implications for regional security.
This report was prepared for members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in preparation for their fact-finding mission to Ecuador and Colombia from March 18-19, 2008, in response to the FARC raid weeks prior.
A sharp rise in Venezuelan cocaine trafficking undermines U.S. efforts to crack down on the narcotics trade in neighboring Colombia.
Listen to Wesleyan professor Francisco R. Rodriguez discuss the economic policies of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call Series.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining popularity at home.
The former chief economist of the Venezuelan National Assembly argues that despite Hugo Chavez's pledge to fight poverty, the Venezuelan president's economic policies have hurt the poor most of all.
The recent discovery of offshore energy reserves and the diminishing sway of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have been a boon for Brazil’s regional influence.
John M. Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America says the failure of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s major reform proposals at the polls was a surprise, and represents a “heavy defeat.”
The defeat of Venezuela’s constitutional reform referendum marks a significant setback to President Hugo Chavez’s bid to expand his socialist revolution.
As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez moves to enact sweeping constitutional reforms, signs of discontent grow—even among supporters.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez are mending ties despite their ideological differences.
This Foreign Policy article has an interesting take on Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez, saying he is not a threat for all the obvious reasons but for an overlooked one -- his "dangerous incompetence."
In an echo of the 1960s, Venezuela, Russia, and Bolivia are among a number of countries trying to renationalize the property of multinational corporations.
A discussion of the Venezuela economy and it's relationship to oil, and how the coming collapse could be seen either as a result of the oil market changing, or the result of the government's mismanagement of the economic policy.
In an echo of decades past, President Hugo Chavez has set a deadline for seizing oil assets of U.S. and European companies operating in Venezuela.
Since winning reelection in December, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has moved swiftly to advance his “21st Century Socialism.” As Chavez-friendly leaders take office in Ecuador and Nicaragua, will they do the same?
Francisco R. Rodriguez, assistant professor of economics and Latin American studies at Wesleyan University, discusses Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's economic policies and argues that his social programs do not actually help the poor.
Richard Lapper, author of a new Council Special Report on U.S.-Venezuela relations and Latin America editor of the Financial Times, discusses Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's reelection.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More