The Democracy Digest is the daily blog of the National Endowment for Democracy and receives funding from the US government. It had this really interesting perspective on building conditions for a democratic transition in Venezuela:
President Joe Biden and his advisors should build a framework of incentives designed to nudge a political transition in Venezuela, argues Jorge Jraissati, the president of the Venezuelan Alliance. The new administration should address the interests and weaknesses of the main domestic and international players, and reevaluate the effectiveness of the geo-economic and diplomatic tools at their disposal to secure Venezuela’s political democratization and economic liberalization, he writes for the National Interest.
Recent reports suggest that the Biden administration is not interested in increasing the scope of sanctions, but in opening channels of communication with Nicolas Maduro and his regime in exchange for holding free and fair elections, Jraissati adds: