Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power

Vladimir Putin with Nicolás Maduro in 2013. Kremlin.ru

Russia has acquired in Venezuela, as it has in Syria, a need to preserve the current regime in order to safeguard its investments.

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior editor at the National Interest and a professor of national-security studies at the U.S. Naval War College. He is the Captain Jerome E. Levy chair of economic geography and national security​.

Image: Vladimir Putin with Nicolás Maduro in 2013. Kremlin.ru

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