Trump Has Made Sanctions a Path to Strikes
Economic measures can de-escalate tensions, but not if used crudely.
The Iran Deal Is Not Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There
Europe’s decision to start the dispute settlement process may set the clock ticking on the deal’s ultimate demise.
Entangled by Iran, Trump Avoids North Korea
Though his approach to Pyongyang is failing, the U.S. president doesn’t want another major global crisis. Kim Jong Un may have different ideas.
The United States Can Offer the People of Lebanon and Iraq Something Tehran Can’t
Protesters in Iraq and Lebanon are rising up against Iranian influence, sectarianism, and corruption. The U.S. Congress should offer conditional aid that forces governments to respond to their citizens’ grievances.
Sudan’s New Government Can’t Succeed If It Remains on the U.S. Blacklist
Washington’s refusal to remove Khartoum from the state sponsors of terrorism list will slow Sudan’s transition to democracy and could undermine it.
Trump Turns U.N. Visas, Travel Restrictions Into Foreign-Policy Cudgel
If you’re deemed hostile to U.S. interests, you may face travel limitations, arbitrary visa denials, sudden airport checks, and other forms of harassment, diplomats say.
Trump’s Weak Sanctions May Only Help Erdogan
Despite his vow to “destroy” Turkey’s economy, the U.S. president could help its leader escape the wrath of Congress.
Russia Is Gearing Up for a Conflict With the United States in the Caribbean
With Moscow propping up Maduro, evading oil sanctions, and moving its troops around the coast, Washington needs to rethink its own strategies.
Trump’s Use of Sanctions Is Nothing Like Obama’s
The White House’s aggressive deployment of coercive economic tools has given rise to a growing geopolitical backlash.
Despite Impeachment Probe in Washington, U.N. Business Carries on in New York
As Trump leaves UNGA, the meetings continue.
The United States Should Lift Sanctions on Sudan
It’s finally time to breathe new life into the country’s moribund economy.
Iranians Will Tolerate Hardship but Not Capitulation
Tehran’s recent nuclear policy announcements were driven by the inescapable constraints of domestic politics.