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Sanctions news and analysis from The Nation
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.’’
March 20, 2020
The Sudanese Ousted a Dictator Last Year—Why Is Washington Still Imposing Sanctions?
Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes talks about Sudan’s hopeful but uncertain future in the wake of its peaceful democratic revolution.
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February 21, 2020
The Kremlin Plans to Modernize Russia, Again
Putin’s quest for a transformed nation and his own legacy.
Stephen F. Cohen
January 21, 2020
The US Sanctions on Iran Are Causing a Major Humanitarian Crisis
There has been a catastrophic drop in living standards, and the deterioration in public health warrants immediate action by the international community.
January 9, 2020
Sanctions Are Economic Warfare
Trump used his Iran speech to say the US is “ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.” But the crippling sanctions he proposes will only make things worse.
January 7, 2020
Trump’s Assassination of Iran’s Suleimani Was a Colossal Strategic Blunder
In one blow, Washington has strengthened Iran’s hard-liners, revived its nuke program, drawn Iraq closer to Tehran, stymied popular regional uprisings, and endangered Americans around the world.
November 18, 2019
Can ‘Climate Sanctions’ Save the Planet?
Economic pressure can be a force for environmental good—if it targets companies, not countries.