Venezuela’s Crisis Calls for Carrots, Not Sticks

By Samuel Handlin, Michael McCarthy

U.S. military intervention would be unwelcome and counterproductive. Here’s an alternative with a better chance of success.

Itching to demonstrate that Washington, not Beijing or Moscow, runs the Western Hemisphere, the Trump administration has considered using military force to effect regime change in Venezuela. 

National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as supporters outside the administration like Senators Rick Scott and Lindsey Graham, have expressed support for a military intervention. Donald Trump himself is reportedly skeptical, but still weighing the possibility. 

We, too, would like to see a change in government. Nicolás Maduro is a brutal and...

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