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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.
July 28, 2021
Democrats Are Sticking to Trump’s Cuba Policies
Party leadership blocked an amendment to roll back restrictions on the amount of money people in the US can send to their families in Cuba.
July 21, 2021
New Legislation Could Limit the President’s Control of Foreign Policy
Introduced by Senators
Bernie Sanders, Chris Murphy, and Mike Lee, the bill would enable greater congressional oversight of US military action.
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April 27, 2021
The Successful Campaign to Block Matthew Rojansky’s Appointment Is Ominous for Biden’s Russia Policy
Recalibrating our relations to Russia—and reducing the tensions around Ukraine and the Russian border—surely must be part of that effort.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 13, 2021
Progressives Call for Action on the Yemen Blockade
Nearly 80 congressional Democrats have called on the Biden administration to increase pressure on Saudi Arabia to lift the blockade immediately.
March 26, 2021
Biden’s New Foreign Policy Hire Considers Sanctions an Art Form
While progressives urge the administration to curb punitive sanctions, its new deputy Iran envoy was an architect of Obama-era sanctions policy.
March 1, 2021
After a Decade of Misrule, the People of Haiti Have Had Enough
But apprentice dictator Jovenel Moïse won’t go as long as the Biden administration backs his violent, corrupt regime.
January 5, 2021
Biden Must Do More Than Rejoin the Iran Nuke Deal
We need a decisive break from the previous century of US policy toward Iran, which has been based on domination.