Venezuela’s Maduro Throws the Cargo Overboard After Taking a Poisonous Lesson From the Shah

The book of Jonah tells of ancient sailors threatened by a mysterious and terrible storm. In desperation, they throw their precious cargo into the sea in hopes of somehow saving their vessel. Time and again this same type of panic has likewise gripped those in positions of national leadership and time and again they have […]

Venezuela and Iran: The End of The Affair?

Over his fourteen year reign, the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez developed strong political ties to Iran: visiting that country several times and hosting Iranian presidents on reciprocal visits. Since then, spring boarding off of these Venezuelan ties, Iran has spread its tendrils into Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Brazil. Yet with Chávez deceased, and […]