How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger
If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.
If the U.S. Government Won’t Act, Airbnb Will
While the White House rubber-stamps Benjamin Netanyahu’s every move, the online rental company is cracking down on Israel’s illegal settlements.
The App Destroying Iran’s Currency
Iranians are using the messaging app Telegram to spread fake news about the rial—and make a profit for themselves.
China and the EU Are Growing Sick of U.S. Financial Power
They are trying their best to erode Washington’s rules.
Trump Waives Iran Sanctions for Turkey
How Erdogan could use the exception to outsmart the United States, again.
Trump’s Fool’s Gold in Venezuela
New sanctions on exports of the natural resource will punish Ankara more than Caracas.
What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin
The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.
Here’s How Trump Should Prepare for Iranian Escalation
Once sanctions are back in full force, the United States needs to be ready for the worst.
Trump Can’t Put ‘Maximum Pressure’ on Tehran and Keep Gas Prices Low
Something’s going to have to give, and it will probably be the sanctions.
Trump Should Calm Tensions With Europe Over Iran Sanctions
Here’s how Washington and Brussels can come to a compromise.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Tougher U.S. Sanctions Will Enrich Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
As the economic noose tightens on the Iranian economy, smugglers will thrive and the IRGC will be the first to profit.
U.S. Ramps Up Pressure on Venezuela, But Maduro Keeps Hanging On
The United States has announced new sanctions on Venezuela and may threaten further action—but there’s little sign that will bring the regime down anytime soon.
New Sanctions Won’t Hurt Russia
Washington thinks punitive measures will change Moscow’s calculus, but the Russian economy is doing just fine.
U.N. Report Details How North Korea Evades Sanctions
But a feud between Russia and the U.S. has kept the document from being published.
The End of Viktor Orban’s Peacock Dance
As the European Union takes long overdue measures to punish the Hungarian regime, the prime minister appears to be moving from rhetorical to real repression.
Washington Warns of Sanctioning India Over Russian Missile System
The world’s two largest democracies have a burgeoning defense relationship. Moscow could play spoiler.
Rouhani’s Path to Becoming Supreme Leader
Facing death threats at home, he has one trump card left to play to stay in the race.
Here’s How Trump Can Bring Iran Back to the Table
Maximum financial pressure might be enough to force new nuclear talks.
Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit
On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.