How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer
Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.
Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist
And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.
The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough
New sanctions are already affecting the regime’s behavior. Let’s tighten them.
Why Is Ted Cruz Threatening Angela Merkel?
U.S. senators have threatened the Port of Sassnitz with “fatal measures,” but it’s worth asking what would happen if others acted the same way.
To Get at Lukashenko, Punish His ‘Moneybags’
To impress the Belarusian dictator, go after his and his associates’ wealth.
How Maduro Beat Sanctions
Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy only made Maduro stronger. Now, Biden has to chart a new course.
Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens
Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.
A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia
It’s time for America and Europe to start putting serious economic pressure on Putin’s regime.
Sanctioning Russia Is Easier Said Than Done
Quiet threats, not public pronouncements, could be the best way to save Navalny.
U.S. Slaps Wide-Ranging Sanctions on Moscow—but Stops Short of Killer Blow
The Biden administration takes a novel, broad-brush approach to Russia’s nefarious activity.
Sanctions Won’t Stop Nord Stream 2. Diplomacy Will.
Quiet negotiations with Berlin can do what economic coercion can’t.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Australia Is Under Pressure to Implement Magnitsky-Style Laws
Both Washington and the Australian public want more sanctions on China.
Are U.S. and Chinese Interests Really Opposed in Iran and Myanmar?
Beijing is making moves to ensure regional dominance in Southeast Asia and oil supplies from the Middle East. It could be shooting itself in the foot.
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Innocent Syrians
The Caesar Act isn’t hurting Assad; it’s harming civilians.
Biden Must Follow the Law and Sanction Nord Stream Now
Why has the administration been so half-hearted on a malign Russian influence project?
How a U.S.-Iran Deal Helps Red States
Republican districts stand to benefit most from the economic windfall that a revived JCPOA would bring.
U.S.-Iran Talks Will Falter Unless Abdolnaser Hemmati Is at the Table
Unwinding sanctions will be central to reviving the nuclear deal. If the Biden administration wants a lasting solution, it must involve Iran’s central bank governor.