Fidel Castro—thorn in the side of the U.S. government, icon for many of the impoverished of Latin America—has resigned, leaving Cuba’s immediate fate in the hands of his brother Raul.
Rachel Loeffler writes that "financial sanctions, not appeasement or confrontation, are taking a toll. Now is the time to ratchet up the pressure."
Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran political analyst, says the sanctions imposed by Washington on Iran this week are unlikely to have much of a financial impact on Tehran.
Following a turbulent week of rhetoric over Iran, the UN Security Council agreed to delay action on further sanctions until November.
Simon Cox of the Economist and Jake Colvin of the National Foreign Trade Council debate the merits and drawbacks of economic sanctions.
A Washington Institute Special Forum Report on the financing of terror threats to the United States.
This policy paper from Michael Jacobson, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, argues that the Bush administration should use Congressional pressure to employ tougher economic sanctions against Iran as leverage in its efforts to forge effective international cooperation on Iran.
This policy paper from Michael Jacobson, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, argues that the Bush administration should use Congressional pressure to employ tougher economic sanctions against Iranas leverage in its efforts to forge effective international cooperation on Iran.
Abbas Bolurfrushan, the former president of the Iranian Business Council in Dubai, discusses the Iranian economy and the effects of sanctions on Iranian businesses.
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This U.S. Department of the Treasury states, "As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them."
A dispute over the seizure of fifteen British naval personnel by Iran's government threatens to further erode relations between Tehran and the West.
Matthew Levitt, an expert on terrorism financing, applauds efforts by U.S. officials to "think outside the box" and apply financial pressure against Iranian banks.
Six-Party Talks stall, despite a U.S. policy shift involving the release of frozen North Korean funds from a bank in Macao.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More