Venezuela’s Crisis Could Be Another Casualty of Russia’s Ukraine Invasion

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attend a signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 16, 2022.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attend a signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 16, 2022.
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Almost 6,500 miles separate Caracas from Kyiv, but the protracted political crisis in Venezuela, with its attendant humanitarian emergency, is not immune to spillover from the war in Ukraine. As if Venezuela’s challenges were not already sufficiently hard to resolve, the progressive build-up of geopolitical tensions over recent years has produced a fresh layer of complexity, highlighted as never before by Moscow’s threat to expand its presence in the Americas in retaliation for NATO moves in Europe. But can foreign powers, despite their deepening adversarial stance elsewhere, somehow harness their efforts to facilitate a solution in Venezuela? In January, as […]

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