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Family members shout slogans as they wait outside the Kobar prison in north Khartoum to welcome their loved ones after Sudan released dozens of opposition activists Feb. 18 who were arrested in January when authorities cracked down on protests against rising food prices. (Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

French Economy  Minister Bruno Le Maire addresses a conference  on February 15, 2018 at the Economy Ministry in Paris.

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The European Union needs to defend its economic sovereignty from U.S. overreach. Creating its own agency for sanctions enforcement would be a start.

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.

A man looks at a J-31 Gyrfalcon stealth fighter plane model designed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China at the Beijing International Aviation Expo on Sept. 17, 2015. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

Washington Strikes Back Against Chinese Investment

A new bill moving forward on Capitol Hill would expand regulators' ability to block Chinese acquisitions — and U.S. ventures abroad.

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The Lights Are on at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, but Nobody Is Home

The committee charged with protecting national security from risky foreign investments is understaffed and besieged by a surge in cases.

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Trump’s Renewed Russia Sanctions Look A Lot Like Obama’s

New measures target Russian officials and a martial arts training firm linked to a pro-Putin biker gang.

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Trump Treasury Nominees Aren’t Partial To IMF Bailouts

That doesn’t bode well for Greece, which appears to be hurtling toward another default.

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Main Street Champion Trump Turns to Wall Street to Fill Treasury Post

Trump is reportedly considering two Wall Street insiders for the top job at Treasury.

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U.S. Treasury Hits Russia With More Sanctions Over Ukraine

The new penalties come as Russian troops conduct military drills on the border with Ukraine.

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The U.S. Slaps Joseph Kony’s Kids With New Financial Sanctions

The infamous LRA warlord and his sons still have not been caught.

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The Puerto Rico Rescue Is Going to Be a Tough Sell To Opponents

The House and White House now have to win over those opposed to providing Puerto Rico debt relief.

US Secret Service Uniform Division officers walk in the door near the seal on the US Treasury building August 9, 2011, in Washington, DC.    AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Treasury Official Warns Against Over-Reliance on Sanctions

Though the Obama administration has often resorted to financial sanctions to coerce foreign adversaries into better behavior, a top Treasury official warned Friday that overusing the measures risks damaging the long-term vitality of the U.S. economy and the economies of friendly nations.

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Look Out For ‘Unintended Consequences’ From Obama’s New Merger Rules

Wall Street has a history of outsmarting fed rules like the one keeping U.S. companies from moving overseas.

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Obama Takes Down Potential $152 Billion International Pharmaceutical Giant

A potential drug super-company has been scuttled by President Obama.

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The Billion-Dollar Caliphate

The Islamic State has gotten rich from extortion, heists, and smuggling. But how long can the extremist group continue to bankroll jihad?

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Hungry crocodiles in the pool of a private farm in the San Manuel municipality, Cortes department, 220 km north of Tegucigalpa on November 1, 2015. Thousands of  crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) are starving since weeks ago after the owner of the farm was accused of drug trafficking in the United States. Several member of the prominent  Honduran Rosenthal family, including businessman and former vice president (1986-90) Jaime Rosenthal, were accused in the U.S. of drug trafficking and money laundering.      AFP PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

A Tale of 10,000 Sanctioned and Starving Crocodiles

The U.S. froze a wealthy Honduran family's assets after they were accused of drug trafficking. Now the family's 10,000 crocodiles are starving.

Members of the Iraqi paramilitary Popular Mobilisation units celebrate with a flag of the Islamic State (IS) group after retaking the village of Albu Ajil, near the city of Tikrit, from the jihadist group, on March 9, 2015. Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers, police and the increasingly influential paramilitary Popular Mobilisation units, which are dominated by Shiite militias, have been involved in a week-old operation to recapture Tikrit, one of the jihadists' main hubs since they overran large parts of Iraq nine months ago.  AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Islamic State’s Global Network

Washington lays out new details on the Islamic State's reach as world leaders at the U.N. seek a winning strategy to countering extremism.

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