Is the Venezuela Crisis Becoming a Proxy Conflict?

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Join the Inter-American Dialogue and the Carnegie Endowment for a timely conversation about the geopolitical implications of the Venezuela crisis. Top Trump administration officials have repeatedly criticized Cuban, Russian, and Chinese backing for the Maduro regime, but they are struggling to change the situation on the ground. What is the strategic calculus propelling outside powers’ involvement in Venezuela? What risks does deeper foreign intervention in the crisis pose for the fate of the Venezuelan opposition led by interim President Juan Guaidó and the region as a whole?

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Rebecca Bill Chavez

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Inter-American Dialogue and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs (@RebeccaBillChav)

Alexander Gabuev

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center (@AlexGabuev)  

Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)

Francisco Toro

Founder, Caracas Chronicles and columnist, Washington Post (@QuicoToro)


Bianna Golodryga

CNN contributor and former co-host, CBS This Morning (@biannagolodryga)