In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Juan Cruz, former special assistant to the President and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council, about the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis in Venezuela. Cruz explains the origins of the instability, the U.S. government’s response to date, and discusses possible “day after” scenarios that could follow the fall of Nicolas Maduro and the installation of a transitional government. He also tells Morell how Maduro has managed to cling to power and invited support from strategic challengers like Russia, China, Iran and Cuba.
October 20, 2021
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David McCloskey, a former CIA analyst and author of “Damascus Station,” a fictional spy novel centered on the…