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Sanctions news and analysis from The Nation
April 13, 2018
American Laws Can Help Stop Israeli Massacres in Gaza
But first, it will require a movement to push Congress and the president to uphold those laws.
September 7, 2017
Trump’s Sanctions Make Economic Recovery in Venezuela Nearly Impossible
The new financial embargo will worsen shortages, inflict suffering, and restrict Venezuela’s policy options.
August 17, 2017
There’s 1 Country Practically Begging the World for Sanctions
Hint: It’s not North Korea, Russia, or Iran.
May 17, 2017
In Iran’s Presidential Elections, Reformists’ Hopes Are Limited
They have united many formerly opposed voters—but for now the fight for personal and political freedoms is taking a back seat.
March 8, 2017
Are We Drifting Toward War With North Korea?
We have no alternative but to open talks with Pyongyang; the sanctions strategy is not working.
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March 9, 2016
Kiev Increasingly Resembles an American Colony
The possibility that an American may become Ukraine’s prime minister increases the impression that Kiev’s major decisions are made in Washington.
Stephen F. Cohen
January 19, 2016
Iran Is Open For Business. What Does This Mean for the Global Economy?
The country could put up to a million barrels of oil a day on the market.
September 21, 2015
Iran Will Soon Be a Corporate Gold Mine—and for Once, the GOP Doesn’t Care
With the easing of sanctions, countries are rushing to invest, but Republicans are still caught up in a paroxysm of Islamophobia.
September 15, 2015
Hawks Aren’t Giving the Iran Deal a Chance
Bellicose posturing too often ends up isolating the United States—and undermining our security.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 5, 2015
Behind the Scenes: How the US and Iran Reached Their Landmark Deal
Exclusive interviews with top-level negotiators reveal how it became a reality.