Weakest Strongman

An Interview with Harold Trinkunas

Nicolás Maduro may have held on to political power. But the collapse of the state he heads is continuing apace by any measure. We spoke with Harold Trinkunas, of the Brookings Institution and Stanford University, about Maduro’s own fecklessness, the decaying internal and external institutions attending it, and Venezuela’s ongoing crisis.

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Harold Trinkunas: I think there are two top things that Maduro has to be worried about, and you’ll be surprised to hear that neither is the economy.

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