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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.
December 21, 2020
Can Biden Finish What Obama Started With Cuba?
Here’s a smart blueprint for returning to normalized relations.
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December 21, 2020
Iran Is Nearing Collapse Under the Strain of Covid-19
Tens of millions are reeling under an unholy trinity of pandemic, US sanctions, and government misrule.
October 6, 2020
Will 2020 Be Trump’s Bay of Pigs?
To advance his political fortunes in Florida, Trump assaults the right to travel to Cuba.
March 31, 2020
Covid-19: Cuba Deserves Relief From US Sanctions
Humanitarian deterrence of the virus, not Cold War–era regime change, should be the top priority of US foreign policy.
March 23, 2020
The Coronavirus Exposes the Foolishness of the US Sanctions Policy
For Iran, in particular, sanctions have not merely hobbled the country’s response to the virus but also helped fuel its spread.
March 21, 2020
Cuba’s Welcome to a Covid-19-Stricken Cruise Ship Reflects a Long Pattern of Global Humanitarian Commitment
“Thank you, Cuba…. We will never ever forget that you reached out to us when absolutely nobody, and I mean nobody, else would.’’