Posts Tagged: sanctions
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.
If the U.S. thinks the Russians are going to have a falling out with the Turks over the Iran sanctions, then delusion is the order of the day in Washington.
While the debate about sanctions in the case of Zimbabwe is heated, it often misses the point. Both supporters and opponents of sanctions exaggerate their importance and underestimate other policy tools. The reality is that sanctions are neither comprehensive nor targeted.
The new South Korean President threatens to undo all the hard work of reconciliation with North Korea of the last decade.
The future of Myanmar may be decided not by monks or military but by minorities.
The latest UN resolution may well be a turning point in stopping genocide. But much hinges on political will.
Sanctions have failed their stated goal -- regime change. The international community should try diplomacy instead.
By trying to isolate Iran, the U.S. risks undermining its own political power.