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Cutting Off Our Nose to Spite Our Face in Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

It's time for the U.S. to follow the E.U.'s lead and lift its sanctions on Myanmar--and move people like Tay Za and Zaw Zaw from a blacklist to the top of the list of people we work with.

U.S. Crippling Sanctions Against Iran, Part II: A National Anti-Sanction Movement by the Civil Society

Akbar Ganji | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Akbar Ganji

The U.S. must pay attention to two bitter consequences of its sanctions: the collective punishment of the Iranian people and the destruction of their lives; and the rise of anti-Americanism among the Iranian people, and even those who oppose the Islamic Republic.

Sanctions Pushed Iran Inflation Dangerously High, Government Claims

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

DUBAI, April 1 (Reuters) - Iran's inflation rate has climbed above 30 percent under the impact of international economic sanctions, according to fig...

Iran Believe U.S. Drone Was Spying On Oil Tankers

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | World

DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Iran believes a U.S. drone targeted by its forces this month was gathering intelligence on oil tankers off its shores, an ...

Iran Sanctions: The Case for Humanitarian Waivers

Karim Pakravan | Posted 12.09.2012 | World
Karim Pakravan

Crippling sanctions have paralyzed the Iranian economy, but have yet to achieve their stated aim, to force the regime to abandon its nuclear program. What they have done is to led to mass unemployment and the impoverishment of the average Iranian family.

Obama Administration Expands Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is slapping sanctions on Iran's ministry of intelligence and security, asserting that it supports global t...

Obama Tightens Sanctions On Iran

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama tightened sanctions on Iran another notch, the White House said on Monday, targeting its centr...

Can Sanctions Bring Iran to the Table?

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 03.25.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

The sanctions take place in a climate of increasing tension and concern over U.S. military action, an option the Obama administration said remains on the table. The administration hopes the sanctions will cause enough economic pain to force Tehran to engage in diplomacy.

Geithner Seeks China's Support For Sanctions On Iran

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BEIJING — China and the United States have pledged during a visit by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to cooperate on boosting the global eco...

UN Security Council Agrees On Iran Sanctions

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United States introduced a United Nations resolution aimed at Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program on Tuesday, having w...

Why Increased U.S. Sanctions on Iran Don't Work

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Keith Ellison

Increasing sanctions enables the Iranian president the opportunity to change the subject -- from his failed policies to the nationalistic pride symbolized by nuclear energy.

Iran's "Flying Coffins"

Ali Delforoush | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Delforoush

Until politicians in Washington take a closer look at the unintended consequences of our Iran policy, it is the people of Iran who will suffer the most.

Iran Presidential Election: Key Issues Will Be Economy, Ties With West

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Dec 12 (IPS) - The main issue in Iran's June 2009 presidential election is certain to be the country's economic woes, but both candidates will...