Iranians Will Tolerate Hardship but Not Capitulation
Tehran’s recent nuclear policy announcements were driven by the inescapable constraints of domestic politics.
Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake
Tightening the failed embargo will push Havana into the arms of Beijing and Moscow.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Won’t Work
Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.
By Punishing Iran, Trump Is Weakening America
Washington’s extraordinary unilateralism is cracking the foundation of its global financial power.
Trump’s Big Iran Oil Gamble
By seeking to cut Iranian exports to zero, the U.S. president is taking a major economic and political risk.
Lifting Sanctions Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds
Financial wars damage and disfigure economies as much as military ones. Countries ravaged by sanctions need reconstruction, too.
The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing China Sanctions
Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.
Trump Offers Clumsy Olive Branch to North Korea
Experts say the U.S. president seems desperate to rescue his promise of a nuclear deal.
Here’s How Trump Can Make Better Use of Corporate Sanctions
The U.S. president’s deal with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska should teach policymakers a sharp lesson.
Maduro’s Power in Venezuela Seems Stable, for Now
Despite the recognition by a wave of countries of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, Maduro’s patronage of the military insulates him from the need to negotiate.
Lawsuits Seek to Stop Censure of Israel Boycott Movement
The ACLU is fighting efforts by state legislatures to force contractors to pledge they won’t back BDS.
Sanctions Are Just the Beginning for Iran
The economic blow to Tehran will be compounded if it fails to comply with global financial transparency rules.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.