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Some experts fear that the decision will hurt America's ability to influence Myanmar's most troubled sectors.

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The U.S. Slaps Joseph Kony’s Kids With New Financial Sanctions

The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.

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Keep Up the Pressure on Iran

One year into the life of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the best hopes and worst fears of the deal's advocates and critics have failed to materialize.


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Southeast Asia’s newest democracy has made a lot of progress, but some sanctions should stay.

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Top Treasury Official Warns Against Over-Reliance on Sanctions

Though the Obama administration has often resorted to financial sanctions to coerce foreign adversaries into better behavior, a top Treasury official warned Friday that overusing the measures risks damaging the long-term vitality of the U.S. economy and the economies of friendly nations.

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