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Breaking Up Sanctions Is Hard to Do

A historic nuclear deal with Iran is in sight, but unraveling the web of financial embargoes, asset freezes, and restricted oil sales won’t be easy.

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Are U.S. Sanctions a Gift to Venezuela?

When economic weapons empower the leaders they target.

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Business Is Booming at Abu Dhabi’s Great Arms Bazaar

With conflicts raging from Ukraine to Syria to Yemen, there's something for everyone -- and every conflict -- at the world's most important gun show.

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Transfer Denied: The Hidden Costs of Washington’s War Against al-Shabab

Somali-Americans worry that U.S. efforts to cut the money stream to the African terrorist group could lead to mass starvation back home.

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Political Risk Analysts See Ukraine as a Risky Bet Over the Next 10 Years

Consultants predict how much investors could lose to political turmoil around the world.

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Venezuela’s Magic Number

Venezuela's bizarre system of currency controls makes no economic sense. Yet President Nicolás Maduro is determined to keep it.

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