Venezuela's Maduro Needs to Go, But U.S. Military Intervention Isn't the Way

By Aryeh Neier

Lack of democratic legitimacy isn’t grounds for intervention, writes a renowned human rights activist.

When questioned about what the United States will do about Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela, the Trump administration tends to respond by saying “all options are on the table.” 

This is the wrong response because it suggests that one of the options under consideration is military force. For important historical reasons, among others, it would be far better to refer to “all options that do not include military force” or, at the very least, “all options that do not involve unilateral military force.” 

The historical reasons involve the record of the United States in...

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