Posts by Jace Gilmore

Venezuela’s Immigration Crisis: An Update from the Colombia/Venezuela Border

By Michael Berman Background Facing severe inflation, food shortages, and a collapsing economy, over 3.6 million Venezuelans have fled the country. And according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), by the end of 2019, this will climb to 5.4 million.  Colombia, which shares a 2,253-kilometer (km) border with Venezuela, has received the lion’s share…

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Hidden Dangers: The Perils of US Withdrawal from the INF

By Jigar Khatri Due to an ever-expanding list of daily political scandals, it is easy to miss the greater significance of a specific event. For instance, in February, the Trump administration announced its withdrawal from the foundational 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The reason given for withdrawing from this landmark agreement was the Russian deploying of illegal land-based…

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A Delicate Situation: How Tumult in Venezuela Threatens a Continent

By Colin Wolfgang On January 23rd, the United States (US) joined a number of countries in recognizing Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, as its interim president. Within hours, Nicolas Maduro responded by severing diplomatic ties with the US and announcing a 30-day window for the country to withdraw its diplomats. While the US and Mr. Maduro have agreed…

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