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.
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.