Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — January 25, 2019

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Uta Thofern, DW: Venezuela at a crossroads

With broad international support, opposition leader Juan Guaido, has declared himself president. How this risky undertaking will end is completely unknown, writes DW’s Uta Thofern.

In the world’s poorest rich country, anything is now possible. A second fall of the Berlin Wall. Another “Arab spring” with all the familiar consequences. A bloodbath. Or the audacious young speaker of parliament Juan Guaido’s arrest, an end to the demonstrations and a relapse into the distressing resignation of recent months.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — January 25, 2019

Why Venezuela military leaders are standing behind Maduro — Christine Armario and Manuel Rueda, AP

Venezuela at the crossroads: the who, what and why of the crisis — Julian Borger, The Guardian

Venezuela’s road to disaster is littered with Chinese cash — Foreign Policy

It’s Time to Acknowledge the PKK’s Evolution — Michael Rubin, National Interest

Iran says moving towards readiness to ramp up nuclear program — Al-Monitor

Beware the Foreign Regime Change Charlatans — Trita Parsi and Sina Toossi, American Conservative

Could Americans be next after China detains Canadian and Australian citizens? — Sarah Zheng and Kinling Lo, SCMP

China goes into ‘risk’ mode as tech war escalates — Gordon Watts, Asia Times

Zimbabwe dared to hope. Then the military arrived — Fadzayi Mahere, The Guardian

Congo just had its first peaceful transfer of power in 60 years — Jen Kirby, VOX

NATO Fears That This Town Will Be the Epicenter of Conflict With Russia — Josh Rubin, The Atlantic

Macedonia: What’s in a name? — Richard Connor, DW

Canada’s struggle with China — Brian Lee Crowley and Anastasia Lin, Washington Times

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