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Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have
mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent
nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

Food companies ship supplies to Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Michelle, in what could be the beginning of the end for the tediously long US embargo of the island country.

Are sanctions ethical--or an ill-used weapon of mass destruction?

The continuing American bombing of Iraq has drawn attention away from the international debate over economic sanctions against Baghdad and their toll on the Iraqi people.

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They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

The Obama administration is in the midst of negotiating a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear program but a bill introduced by Senator Robert Menendez could destroy this historic opportunity.

January 17, 2014

Official implementation of the interim accord with Iran begins next week, but Senate hawks are pushing for sanctions that would derail negotiations.

January 13, 2014

The accord is moving forward, but the Menendez-Kirk bill could wreck everything.

January 3, 2014

New sanctions could ruin the prospects for a long-term accord, giving ammunition to hardliners in Iran while causing the existing sanctions regime to collapse. 

November 26, 2013

Kerry, State Department officials lobbying hard in Senate to block talks-wrecking sanctions bill.

November 13, 2013

Netanyahu's extreme rhetoric isolates the Jewish state.

October 2, 2013

The new Iranian president, who won big in June’s election, has a mandate to proceed with a deal.

September 29, 2013

It's time for the White House to get a deal done with Tehran.

September 17, 2013

But Obama should just keep talking—until he has a chance to make a deal with a new president not named Ahmadinejad.

April 5, 2013