A negotiated transition requires finding common ground between those who see their differences as irreconcilable. Unless the parts to Venezuela’s conflict learn to cooperate in addressing the country’s most pressing problems, negotiations are unlikely to yield a stable outcome. More than two years after Juan Guaidó’s decision to assume the powers of the presidency withContinue reading “Imagining Transition”
The sanctioning of the Maduro regime may not seek to generate a change in Venezuela. It may rather seek to deter other budding authoritarianisms from developing in the region. Venezuela’s opposition should have no expectations that sanctions will help them recover democracy.
with Jeffrey Sachs. Published on The Hill.
A Ruined Economy Hasn’t Brought Maduro Down. Published in Foreign Affairs
Maximum pressure has not destroyed the Iranian economy, and Tehran is now sharing its lessons in resilience with Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered regime in Caracas. With Esfandyar Batmanghelidj. Originally published in Foreign Policy
La decisión de participar en una elección no se trata de asignar legitimidad, sino de elegir un terreno en el que se pueda disputar el poder a un régimen autoritario. Con Pilar Navarro, Economista Senior, EMFI Securities El presidente de un país del norte de América del Sur violó todas las reglas de la democracia.Continue reading “¿Qué puede aprender la oposición venezolana de Surinam?”
The decision to participate in an election is not about assigning legitimacy, but about choosing a terrain in which to contest power from an authoritarian regime. With Pilar Navarro, Senior Economist, EMFI Securities. The president of a country on the northern coast of South America violated every rule of democracy. He shamelessly bought votes withContinue reading “What Venezuela’s Opposition Can Learn from Suriname”