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Will the Iran Deal's 'Snapback' Sanctions Work?

The hurdles and poison pills bound up in the agreement mean its failsafe mechanism won't have the bite it might have.

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Why Iran Sanctions May Still Matter

The West’s negotiators have made it this far because they’ve been bargaining from a position of strength. Here’s how they can maintain that leverage — even if this round of talks fails.

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It’s Time to Kill the Feel-Good Myth of Sanctions

Isolating bad actors is a mainstay of U.S. foreign policy. But it hasn't worked against Putin — and in an increasingly connected world, it's less and less likely to make a dent.

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Ruble on the Rebound

Russia’s currency has strengthened more than any other this year. What does that mean for the West’s plan to pressure Moscow out of Ukraine?

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Russia Lifts Ban on Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Iran

The sale of the S-300 missile system could pave the way for further arms sales to the Islamic Republic.

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We asked scholars if they think the Iran nuke deal will help save the Middle East

We asked scholars if they think the Iran nuke deal will help save Mideast relationships or put them on the rocks.

Shadow Government

The Sanctions Two-Step

Since the remarkable news from last week about a preliminary framework for a deal to rein in the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the ...

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Busting Myths About the Latest U.S. Sanctions on Venezuelans

A few weeks ago, the United States imposed economic sanctions and travel restrictions on seven Venezuelan government officials. They were singled out for allegedly participating ...

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