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May 20, 2022
Biden Is Finally Moving Toward Engagement With Cuba
As the island struggles to emerge from a dire economic crisis, the White House is acknowledging that the policies it inherited could lead to disaster.
May 17, 2022
How Economic Sanctions Shaped Today’s Global Powers
A conversation with Nicholas Mulder on the evolution and history of sanctions, his new book
The Economic Weapon
, and the role sanctions play after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
May 2, 2022
The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela
Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime.
April 14, 2022
Prosecuting Putin’s Aggression
Prosecuting the crime of aggression is the only effective way to target those who are most responsible for the horrors of war. Yet international law does not currently recognize this offense.
March 11, 2022
Congress Is Eager to Sanction Russia, Whatever the Cost
With an unprecedented array of sudden financial restrictions, ordinary Russians are carrying the burden of the global conflict.
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March 4, 2022
On Watching Ukraine Through Palestinian Eyes
The rightful outpouring of support for Ukraine teaches us that the West can condemn occupation when it wants to.
February 14, 2022
Biden Is Fine With Mass Civilian Death
The hoarding of Afghanistan’s foreign reserves is a striking example of the administration’s capacity for brutality.
December 23, 2021
A Million Afghan Children Could Starve This Winter. Are US Sanctions to Blame?
Partly as a result of US policy, Afghanistan’s economy is expected to contract by 30 percent.
October 22, 2021
The Biden Administration’s Sanctions Review Is a Joke
After nine months of investigation, the Treasury Department released seven pages doing little more than patting itself on the back.
August 2, 2021
“We Will Live in a Completely Different World”: A Conversation With Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel laureate on a new wave of repressions in Belarus, the role of women in revolution, and life after the pandemic.