Jun 24, 2022 • 44M

Now that we need Venezuelan oil, what should the US do? w/ William Neuman

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Kelley Vlahos
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent oil and gas embargoes have triggered an energy crisis and sent the Biden Administration in search of the dreaded fossil fuels to increase world supplies and stave off price hikes. This is where Venezuela comes in. William Neuman, author of "Things Are Never So Bad That They Can't Get Worse: Inside the Collapse of Venezuela," gives us a clear-eyed view of the recent history of Venezuela's economic collapse, its broken relations with Washington, and America's regime change desires. He also talks about how Ukraine has upended all of that, opening a window for new relations. Maybe. In the first segment, Kelley & Dan talk about the assassination of Iranians in Tehran, and Israel's suspected links to them.

More on William Neuman:

Venezuela Sanctions Aren't Working. Don't Repeat the Mistakes of the Cuba Embargo — The Guardian, 6/2/22

The Disaster That Is Venezuela -- New York Times book review, 3/15/22

Venezuela's Train to Nowhere -- The Atlantic, 3/7/22