Sanctions

Op-Ed

Don't Sanction North Korea

Author: Charles D. Ferguson
Foreign Policy

Charles Ferguson argues that "fresh sanctions on a cash-poor North Korean regime could help cause exactly the situation we hope to prevent - nuclear proliferation."

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Interview

Poor Policy, Not Sanctions, Weakens Iran's Economy

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani interviewed by Greg Bruno

Low oil prices are undermining Iran's economy, a political liability for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he seeks reelection in June. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, a former Iranian central bank economist, assesses the link between politics and economy in Iran.

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Foreign Affairs Article

Bank Shots

Author: Rachel L. Loeffler

Financial sanctions have become a key tool of U.S. foreign policy. Measures taken against Iran and North Korea make clear that this new financial statecraft can be effective, but true success will require persuading global banks to accept a shared sense of risk.

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Must Read

WI: Economic Sanctions against Iran: Engaging, Not Confronting, Allies

Author: Michael Jacobson

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.

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Must Read

Washington Institute: Economic Sanctions against Iran: Engaging, Not Confronting, Allies

Author: Michael Jacobson

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.

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