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Will Economic Sanctions Against Iran Actually Get Results?

Most conflicts between Western powers and their foes involve economic sanctions—but there are certain ways to make them effective.
The Anger and Anguish Fuelling Iran’s Protests

The Anger and Anguish Fuelling Iran’s Protests

Robin Wright on the protests and outrage in Iran after the government admitted that it had shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing eighty Iranians who were on the flight.

UN Warns Against Attending North Korean Crypto Conference Next Month

The United Nations says attending North Korea's cryptocurrency conference in February would likely be a violation of sanctions.
Trump Has Made Sanctions a Path to Strikes

Trump Has Made Sanctions a Path to Strikes

Economic measures can de-escalate tensions, but not if used crudely.
The Iran Deal Is Not Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There

The Iran Deal Is Not Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There

Europe’s decision to start the dispute settlement process may set the clock ticking on the deal’s ultimate demise.
NYT: Trump's Economic Sanctions Have Destroyed Iran's Will to Fight

NYT: Trump's Economic Sanctions Have Destroyed Iran's Will to Fight

Trump has used sanctions to diminish Iran's appetite for war, and has created a set of impossible choices for the Iranian regime.
U.S. Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela

U.S. Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela

The United States is again punishing Maduro’s regime, arguing it moved to take over the legislature.

Instagram removes posts backing slain Iranian leader to obey US sanctions

Instagram appears to be caught in the crossfire of international politics. Facebook has confirmed to CNN that it pulled posts and accounts supporting slain Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order
U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Lucrative Metal Industries and Chinese Partner

U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Lucrative Metal Industries and Chinese Partner

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced new sanctions against Iran targeting its billion-dollar metals industry, including the largest manufacturers of steel, aluminum, copper, and iron in
White House Details Retaliatory Sanctions on 'Outlaw' Iran Regime

White House Details Retaliatory Sanctions on 'Outlaw' Iran Regime

The White House announced Friday additional economic sanctions on Iran in retaliation for the missile strikes against American targets in the Middle East.
Ilhan Omar Opposes Sanctions on Iran but Wants to Sanction Israel

Ilhan Omar Opposes Sanctions on Iran but Wants to Sanction Israel

TEL AVIV - Rep. Ilhan Omar has come under fire over her hypocrisy in criticizing President Donald Trump for his "unmeasured response" in waging "economic warfare" against Iran by imposing new
Ilhan Omar says President Trump imposed sanctions to 'starve' the people of Iran. She wants sanctions against Israel.

Ilhan Omar says President Trump imposed sanctions to 'starve' the people of Iran. She wants sanctions against Israel.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) claimed during a news conference Wednesday that the U.S. sanctions against Iran re-imposed by President Donald Trump were intended to "starve" the regime's people, causing
Entangled by Iran, Trump Avoids North Korea

Entangled by Iran, Trump Avoids North Korea

Though his approach to Pyongyang is failing, the U.S. president doesn’t want another major global crisis. Kim Jong Un may have different ideas.
Trump Threatens To Slap Iraq With ‘Very Big’ Sanctions If It Kicks Out U.S. Forces

Trump Threatens To Slap Iraq With ‘Very Big’ Sanctions If It Kicks Out U.S. Forces

President Donald Trump vowed on Sunday night to punish Iraq if it expels U.S. troops from the country. After the...

Trump to Iraq: ‘Throw us out and we will retaliate’

Congress has registered unease with Trump’s decision to strike in Iraq without advance notice to lawmakers and then to send the notification, which is required under the War Powers Act, as entirely
Flashback: Obama Sanctioned Soleimani for Attempted Terror Attack in Washington, DC

Flashback: Obama Sanctioned Soleimani for Attempted Terror Attack in Washington, DC

Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed by U.S. forces at the direction of President Donald Trump on Thursday evening, was sanctioned by the Obama administration in 2011 for his role in a foiled
Team Trump Again Fighting To Block Sanctions Against One Of Trump's Strongman Pals

Team Trump Again Fighting To Block Sanctions Against One Of Trump's Strongman Pals

Yet again, the Trump administration is fighting against Congress' imposition of sanctions against one of Donald's best pals. We can't possibly impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing Russian
The United States Can Offer the People of Lebanon and Iraq Something Tehran Can’t

The United States Can Offer the People of Lebanon and Iraq Something Tehran Can’t

Protesters in Iraq and Lebanon are rising up against Iranian influence, sectarianism, and corruption. The U.S. Congress should offer conditional aid that forces governments to respond to their
CNN ran two stories saying Trump opposes Russia sanctions as he was about to sign one into law

CNN ran two stories saying Trump opposes Russia sanctions as he was about to sign one into law

CNN's nakedly partisan reporting may have sunk to new lows this week.The news network ran, not just one, but two stories reporting that President Donald Trump is balking at sanctions targeting Russia
Trump says he's getting tougher on Russia as he works to destroy new sanctions

Trump says he's getting tougher on Russia as he works to destroy new sanctions

What Donald Trump is saying: He’s getting tougher on Russia. What Donald Trump is actually doing: He’s working to destroy a new round of sanctions and keep Vladimir Putin’s international crime