Posts Tagged: sanctions
The West's sanctions on Iran are hurting the country's middle class and marginalizing the country's pragmatists. But they can neither cripple Iran's economy nor halt its nuclear program.
With diplomacy getting short shrift, Western containment of a nuclear Iran may be the only alternative to war in an increasingly militaristic climate.
Washington's approach toward Iran does not even merit a label, because there is no coherent policy -- just a series of actions lurching toward a potential regional war.
Despite international sanctions imposed by the West, Iran's socioeconomic position has improved greatly as it takes advantage of high oil prices to build relationships with growing powers.
Getting around sanctions is only one of many ways that the Farm Lobby has undercut U.S. foreign policy.
While the United States is is trying to isolate Iran, Iran is making friends in America's backyard.
The Obama administration is tightening its sanctions against Iran -- but this is not a smart policy.
The United States is sanctioning North Korea at the worst time -- for itself, as well as them.
It is in the best interest of both countries to sit down and negotiate.
High-level diplomatic engagement would benefit both the international community and Iran itself.