Ordinary Iranians Will Suffer, but Regime Insiders Will Profit
On our podcast: Journalist Jason Rezaian recalls life in Iran under sanctions.
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
ZTE’s Ties to China’s Military-Industrial Complex Run Deep
The Chinese telecommunications firm is connected to other companies with a history of proliferation.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Zimbabwe Needs Genuine Democracy, Not Window Dressing
As the country prepares for the first post-Mugabe elections, the United States and its allies must use all the leverage they have to demand genuine reform.
OPEC Close to Agreement to Open the Oil Taps
With or without Iranian cooperation, extra barrels of crude could help meet rising demand. But there’s still reason to fear a price spike later this year.
The European Union needs to defend its economic sovereignty from U.S. overreach. Creating its own agency for sanctions enforcement would be a start.
At U.N., Russia and U.S. Wage Quiet War Over Appointments to Advance Broader Agendas
Tit for tat battle weakens the United Nations’ ability to enforce sanctions around the world.
This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like
If North Korea agrees to denuclearize, here's how Trump should go about rolling back sanctions.
How Far Is Trump Willing to Go to Change Iran’s Behavior?
The Trump Team has shown its commitment to curbing Tehran — but remains stingy with the details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.
Do You Know Where Your Russian Oligarchs Are?
Democratic senators ask major banks to review individuals tied to Putin.
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.
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.
Britain Has No Clue Why It’s Punishing Russia
Before you sanction Putin, it would help to know what you're after.