Survey on Mike Pompeo’s Announcement of Incoming U.S. Pressure on Maduro Government
By Imad Coulibaly
On Monday the 20th of January Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó met with U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Bogota. Pompeo reiterated U.S support for Guaidó asserting that America was “not done” and that further action against Maduro was incoming. The Secretary of State was cryptic and ambiguous as to the nature of the incoming actions, but he sought to reassure the Venezuelan people that they had not been forgotten. In leaving the country, Guaidó defied a travel ban imposed on him by the Government due to his role in sparking domestic protests against the regime. 11 months after his condemnation of Maduro, the Venezuelan crisis is still ongoing and Guaidó prepares to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos where he will, most probably, seek further foreign support against Maduro’s regime. Despite the humanitarian and refugee emergencies generated by the Venezuelan crisis, Guaidó can certainly count on an America “determined to deliver” an outcome comprising the ousting of Nicolás Maduro.
Pompeo-Guaidó Meeting in Bogotà, 20/01/2020
Does the decision ameliorate the stability of the international system as a whole or does it lead to greater instability and increased tension?
+ 3Strong increase in international stability
+ 2Moderate increase in international stability
+ 1Slight increase in international stability
0No change in international stability
- 1Slight decrease in international stability
- 2Moderate decrease in international stability
- 3Strong decrease in international stability
Is the decision durable and are there the necessary resources to maintain it over an extended period of time?
Final-year multilingual undergraduate in International Law with Globalisation at the University of Birmingham. Interested in the domain of International Law and International Relations, more specifically in Peace, Security and Good Governance. Committed to increased political participation and stronger institutions on the African continent as well as increased liaison between Europe and Africa in topics of security, migration and development.