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Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw, Myanmar's capital, on May 22. (That Aung/AFP/Getty Images)

Myanmar’s Atrocities Demand New Sanctions

Rep. Eliot Engel’s sanctions legislation offers the right response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of murder and displacement.

The body of Jamal Affana, 15, is brought through a Rafa alleyway in the Gaza Strip on May 13 after he succumbed to a gunshot wound. Affana was killed by an Israeli sniper while participating in demonstrations.

Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed

Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and other leaders depart after posing for the group photo at the G7  summit on May 26, 2017 in Taormina, Italy.

How Europe Can Block Trump

After Washington exits the Iran deal, U.S. secondary sanctions could harm European companies. EU leaders should retaliate by reviving a tool used successfully in the 1990s.

U.S. President Donald Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran, after announcing his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, at the White House on May 8. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences

Trump's actions may ultimately weaken the strength of sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft.

A Capital One bank and Bank of America are seen side bye side near Penn Station in New York on January 8, 2018 in New York. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)

Do You Know Where Your Russian Oligarchs Are?

Democratic senators ask major banks to review individuals tied to Putin.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to visiting girls during the annual Girls' Day at the Chancellery on April 25, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.  (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Merkel to Press Trump on Russia Sanctions

Merkel and Macron are focused on European business when pushing back on Russia sanctions. Their concern for the Iran deal is different.

Then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, right, prepare to discuss the Iran nuclear deal in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 20, 2015. (Brian Snyder/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Middle Ground on Iran Deal Sanctions Waivers Is a Myth

I helped negotiate the nuclear deal — and I know what would undo it.

Boris Johnson stands in front of St Basil's Cathedral during a visit to Red Square  on Dec. 22, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Stefan Rousseau-Pool/Getty Images)

Britain Has No Clue Why It’s Punishing Russia

Before you sanction Putin, it would help to know what you're after.

U.S. President Donald Trump chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting on Nov. 11, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Finally Rolls Out Some (Limited) Russia Sanctions

The Treasury Department sanctioned Russian intelligence agencies and officials — again. But lawmakers and experts wonder when the real response will come.

Red balloons in the shape of a heart that read: "Free Deniz" in reference to Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist imprisoned in Turkey. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking

The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name.

The remains of a missile that landed in the southern Lebanese village of Kaoukaba, near the border with Syria, on Feb. 10, after the Israeli military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria. (Ali Dia/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Should Block Iran’s Air Corridor to Syria

Iranian aircraft are sustaining Assad's killing fields and setting the stage for escalation against Israel.

China's Peoples' Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) sailors march in Hong Kong on July 1, 2015. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chinese Navy Can Make North Korean Sanctions Bite

Joint U.S.-Chinese naval operations would put real pressure on Pyongyang — and are in China’s interests, too.

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