Ni la Colombie ni le Venezuela n'ont intérêt à se faire la guerre

Le président vénézuelien a mené cette nuit des manœuvres militaires à la frontière avec la Colombie. Les deux pays se toisent depuis que d'anciens FARC ont annoncé reprendre les armes... La Colombie accusant le Venezuela de les soutenir. Entretien avec la chercheuse Mathilde Allain.

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Documents de recherche et de stratégie

The End of Hegemony: What Next for Venezuela?

Venezuela’s opposition Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition obtained a crushing victory in the 6 December parliamentary elections, putting an end to fifteen years of domination of the legislature by parties associated with former President Hugo Chávez and his successor, Nicolás Maduro and opening up the possibility of a peaceful, negotiated solution to the crisis afflicting the country. The MUD overcame extremely adverse campaign conditions and surpassed its own most optimistic forecasts, winning 112 of the 167 seats in the National Assembly (AN). This gives it a two-thirds majority in parliament, and with it the opportunity to exercise control not only over the legislative agenda but also, to some degree, over the government. Despite this development, the two sides will need all their creativity and imagination, as well as the political will, to agree solutions to the country’s urgent problems. The international community should support these efforts.

Full paper available here: The End of Hegemony: What Next for Venezuela?


Improving South American military expenditure data

SIPRI’s Military Expenditure Database currently covers 11 South American countries and contains data going back to 1960. everal key sources of military expenditure are not covered in the data, which leads to an underestimation of military spending. Off-budget expenditure is used to fund a large proportion of the arms purchases not captured in the current military expenditure data on South American countries. This topical backgrounder begins to address this issue, using Venezuela as the initial country case for improvement.

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