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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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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.

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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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Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?

When President Obama announced human rights sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials on March 9, a number of Latin Americanists and others criticized the measure, arguing that the ...

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A Dummy’s Guide to a Possible Nuclear Deal With Iran

The key issues at play as negotiators race toward an agreement.

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What's the Goal of U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela?

Venezuela’s populist president is having a field day blasting new American sanctions. What is Washington hoping to accomplish?

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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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