Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari
Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari was a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and is a research scholar in Asian studies at Georgetown University. He is an experienced diplomat and an advocate for the Tibetan people, universal human rights, and global democratic reform. He has spent the majority of his professional career working directly on behalf of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
[On the shooting of two Indian computer engineers at a Kansas bar allegedly by a 51-year-old US navy veteran] “I don’t think it’s going to be business as usual, at least not for the next couple of years...We’ll certainly have to negotiate a lot of things in a very delicate manner.”
I think blended finance, development finance, is what’s needed, is the future. The U.S. is using a model that was created 40 years ago and I think it’s way past time for modernizing our capabilities.
On the one hand, it's a drop in the ocean, because it won't change what's happening on the ground. On the other hand, it would represent a shift to a more realistic approach toward what's happening in Venezuela. By sanctioning the vice president, the U.S. government is acknowledging that the Venezuelan government has drug dealers at the highest ranks of government.