sanctions

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Oct. 13. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The Slippery ‘Spirit’ of Nixing the Iran Deal

Obama's JCPOA terms actually give the White House sound legal footing for decertification. But now Trump owns the consequences.

Souvenir glasses with an image of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Is Now Offering Cash Bounties for Hezbollah Leaders

The U.S. announced $12 million for two senior leaders, marking a shift in counterterrorism strategy.

A Chinese trader prepares goods headed to North Korea on Dec. 30, 2011. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Succeed in Business in North Korea

International sanctions can't compete against the ingenuity of North Korean entrepreneurs.

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has emerged as a possible interlocutor between the Kremlin and Trump campaign operatives.

GOP Congressman Met in Moscow With Kremlin-Linked Lawyer at Center of Russia Investigation

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher met in Moscow with Natalia Veselnitskaya two months before she met with Donald Trump Jr.

The vice minister of the North Korean Ministry of People's Security inspects weapons at a police training academy in Kampala, Uganda, on June 13, 2013.

The U.S. Needs Real Diplomacy to Counter North Korea in Africa

Convincing African countries to truly isolate North Korea would require diplomatic prowess that the United States currently lacks.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the parliament in Tehran on Aug. 15. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

If the U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran, Allies Will Follow

Cry as they might along the way, no European or Asian corporation is going to choose a terrorist regime over access to the U.S. dollar. 

Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive a speedboat in front of an oil tanker during a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the US navy, at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2, 2012. The plane was shot down by mistake over the Gulf by the US navy's guided missile cruiser, USS Vincennes, during confrontation with Iranian speedboats on July 3, 1988, killing 290 civilian passengers and crew members. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages)

Trump Will Be Hard-Pressed to Get Allies to Stop Buying Iran’s Oil

Hawks want to reimpose the economic pressure Iran faced before the nuclear deal — but they probably won’t be able to.

A picture taken on August 3, 2017 shows Sudanese foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour (L) attending a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart (unseen) in the capital Khartoum. / AFP PHOTO / Ashraf SHAZLY        (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sudan Hopes for Sanctions Repeal as Deadline Looms

Khartoum hopes to get a permanent lifting of sanctions now that it’s playing ball with Washington in the fight on terror.

An Iranian woman walks past a mural depicting a revolver bearing the colours of the US national flag and spread on the wall of the former US embassy in Tehran, on September 2, 2015, during the inauguration ceremony of a memorial plaque bearing one hundred anti-American comments made by the Islamic republic's late founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini outside the embassy. The leader of the Islamic revolution dubbed the United States the "Great Satan" on account of its policies and support for Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last royal ruler before the Islamic republic was founded. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Nuclear Deal Critics Push Plan for ‘Global Economic Embargo’

Memo outlines a “21st century financial version of Kennedy’s Cuba quarantine.”

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks to the press with Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) on August 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump said Friday that he was considering options involving the US military as a response to the escalating political crisis in Venezuela.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The Case Against the Iranian Nuclear Deal Is One Big Lie

There’s no reason to trust any of the Trump administration’s criticisms of, or plans for replacing, the JCPOA.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi (C) visits on August 15, 2017, the Al-Nimir camp in the Sudanese state of East Darfur for an on-the-ground assessment of the situation of South Sudanese refugees living in Sudan.
More than 5,000 South Sudanese refugees live in Al-Nimir camp where they arrived after fleeing war and famine in their country. / AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY        (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Sanctions South Sudanese Leaders

The measures single out the offshore fortunes of top generals and officials.

Load 10 More Articles

You have read 0 of 5 free articles

Global Thinkers 2015 Issue Cover