Dictatorship

The Church and the Venezuelan Crisis: Keeping the Faith Can Be Difficult
The Church and the Venezuelan Crisis: Keeping the Faith Can Be Difficult

As the situation in Venezuela becomes more complex and violent, the church has maintained a two-prong position: it has attempted to remain neutral while calling for peace and dialogue at the same time.

People of Faith and the Venezuela Crisis
People of Faith and the Venezuela Crisis

Is there a properly Judeo-Christian perspective on the current crisis in Venezuela? It depends on whom you ask. In a word, it’s complicated, even among those of the same faith community.

Don’t Call it a Coup: Venezuela, Maduro, and the Crisis of Legitimacy

The international community is picking sides in the ongoing governmental crisis in Venezuela, a South American nation that currently has two presidents: interim President Juan Guaidó, who is recognized by several Latin American nations, Australia, Georgia, the U.S., to name a few; and President Nicolas Maduro, who is supported by the governments of Bolivia, China, Cuba, Russia, among others.

Betting on the Wrong Horse

Confessed Soviet spy Morton Sobell died in December, age 101. He was the last surviving major participant in the atomic…

The Possibility of US Intervention in Venezuela
The Possibility of US Intervention in Venezuela

President Trump has said the “military option” is available for Venezuela, and that “all options are on the table.” At the same time, he has said that he is willing to meet with President Maduro.

The Stark Similarities Between Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela and Evo Morales’ Bolivia
The Stark Similarities Between Maduro’s Venezuela and Morales’ Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales has been following the same destructive pattern as Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro.

Orlando Letelier
Dumb Dictatorships and the Assassinations of Orlando Letelier and Jamal Khashoggi

Yesterday was a glorious DC autumn afternoon for walking down Embassy Row on Massachusetts Avenue, which includes many statues of…

Christian Morality and US “Meddling” in Overseas Elections

Recently, a prominent liberal American evangelical commended an Intercept commentary by British Al Jazeera commentator Mehdi Hasan, who chastises 70 years of US interference in elections globally.

Franco Resurrected - Valle de los Caídos
Franco Resurrected

Removing Francisco Franco’s body from the Valle de los Caídos would disturb an unwritten pact of forgiveness and forgetting Spain made during its transition to democracy.