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Venezuela Sanctions Undo Gains of U.S. Policy of Restraint

Venezuela is one country where U.S. foreign policy under President Barack Obama had struck the right tone—until a few weeks ago. The Obama administration has issued an executive order targeting top Venezuelan officials for sanctions, playing directly into President Nicolas Maduro’s hands.

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Global Insider

CAR Still Haunted by Ethnic Divisions as It Tries to Build Peace

By The Editors

In the wake of recent violence in the Central African Republic, the United Nations announced today that it is sending an additional 1,000 peacekeepers to the war-torn country. In an interview, the Brookings Institution's Amadou Sy discussed the political and security situation in CAR.

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Country Report

Populist Playbook: The Slow Death of Democracy in Correa’s Ecuador

Rafael Correa, a left-leaning academic turned populist politician, has governed Ecuador since 2007. Correa brought stability to one of the most unruly nations of the Americas. But in regulating the public sphere and stifling privately owned media, he has overseen a slide to soft authoritarianism.

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