The presidency of Nicolas Maduro has undoubtedly been an absolute failure. To even call Mr. Maduro’s tenure as the leader of Venezuela a ‘presidency’ is…View More Valor in Venezuela
On June 10th 2014, the Tea Party movement may have either saved or shattered the Republican Party. Republican Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor…View More Cantor Canned; Run, Ryan, Run
Gabriel García Márquez died on April 17th 2014 in his home in Mexico City. Although García Márquez was 87 and he had been in poor health for…View More Descansa en paz Gabo (1927-2014)
It is Thursday 24 October, 2013, 4:10pm to be exact. I am waiting outside a normal-looking home in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am nervous. The…View More 10 Minutes with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
If you were to turn on just about any news channel right now, the main story would be the ongoing standoff in the Crimea region…View More Opinion: Caracas ≠ Crimea?
The title to this article is inspired by what historians of journalism will look back on as one of the bravest pieces of Op-Ed journalism…View More NO to Shackled Speech, Misleading Math, and Disappointing Diplomacy
Few countries know how to party the way Brazil does. As a result, back in 2007 when FIFA announced that Brazil would be hosting the…View More Bolívar in Brussels: A Lack of Ordem and a Need for Progresso
The years 1978 and 1979 will undoubtedly go down in history as two of the most important years in the history of advancing the cause…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Pope Francis Needs a Tango Partner
The weather is changing in Havana. However I must confess that I am not sure what’s coming. Dictator Raul Castro, the ne’er-do-well brother of former…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Cuba Libre on the Horizon?
Hugo Chávez is dead. It is hard for me to rationalise actively celebrating the death of anyone. Death is unpleasant and 99.9% of the time,…View More Bolívar in Brussels: Chau Chávez! (1954-2013)
It was: Charlene Lamb & Eric Boswell, with a diplomatic cable (saying NO to security requests), in a corner office in Foggy Bottom. Did I win?
No one wins. The Benghazi Attack was no game. Benghazi was a preventable tragedy. It is deeply saddening that politicians in an election year treated it as a trivial matter. Benghazi was undoubtedly the low point of foreign policy under the Obama Administration.View More Clue! Benghazi Edition! (For bureaucrats and politicians 25 and up!)
Hugo Chavez is dying, slowly but surely. I will not say I am pleased about it but I certainly won’t be shedding any tears over the man. Whether you like Chavez or not, there is no denying that his death is the end of an era. It is my opinion that Chavez, for the most part, was a failure in both his domestic and foreign policy pursuits. However, I must give credit when credit is due. It is because of President (elected dictator) Chavez that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) is a powerful force in global affairs.View More Bolívar in Brussels: Putin’s Place in the Last Will of Hugo Chavez