Sunset for U.N. Sanctions?
How the world came to depend on U.N. punitive measures and why the enforcement system is under threat—the first in an FP series.
Future of Money – Part 3
A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.
Future of Money – Part 2
The widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies could undermine governments' control over monetary policies and disrupt global finance.
Separate the Iran Deal From Regional Security Negotiations
U.S. allies have already taken the initiative on regional issues. Insisting on a package deal could permanently derail nuclear talks.
U.S. Congress Weighs Sanctions on Myanmar’s Oil and Gas
The legislation could also force a ruling on whether the military junta committed genocide against the Rohingya.
What Diversity Means for the Taliban
The new Afghan government will likely include ethnicities other than the Taliban’s own. But women are probably out of luck.
Future of Money – Part 1
Driven by perceived U.S. sanctions overreach, numerous countries now seek to circumvent the dollar-dominated financial system. Emerging technologies are paving the way.
Biden Might Stop a Sanctions Revolution
As the U.S. government reviews its use of sanctions, it has a chance to double down on the ones that are actually effective.
How Iran’s Deadly Tanker Attack Is Linked to the Nuclear Deal
Not responding to a drone attack off Oman could actually impair progress on a deal.
Biden Isn’t Selling Out on Nord Stream 2. He’s Protecting U.S. Firms.
If Washington can sanction any company for legal activity it doesn’t like, China and others could do the same to U.S. businesses—making them uninsurable.
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.