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A Million Reasons for Caution in Burma

Tom Andrews | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home
Tom Andrews

Last week a new government took office in Burma while a chorus of business leaders, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation. To do so would be a mistake.

Venezuela Authorizes Use of Lethal Weapons on Protest Control

Raul Stolk | Posted 04.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Raul Stolk

In Venezuela the armed forces are not allowed to enforce public order. The only component of the military that may act in certain civil defense roles is the National Guard, yet the new resolution does not distinguish. But that is just one small detail.

Alexander C. Kaufman

North Korea Sanctions Must Target Regime To Bruise Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Fresh U.S. sanctions imposed Friday on North Korea in response to the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment will sting most if...

Report: New Sanctions To Target Putin's 'Cronies'

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Home

(Updates with sanctions and Russian aircraft, paragraphs 1-2, 5-9) * Separatists seize international mediators * Lavrov...

Cutting Off Our Nose to Spite Our Face in Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.28.2014 | Home
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.

A State Department That Can

Sean Penn | Posted 08.05.2011 | Home
Sean Penn

The American people should call for a moratorium on the CISADA sanctions of Venezuela until a congressional hearing may be convened and strategic benefits evidenced in balance with the historic effects of similar sanctions in other developing and impoverished nations.

US Syria Sanctions To Be Eased 'Case-By-Case'

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Obama administration said Tuesday that it would take new steps to ease American sanctions against Syria on a case-by-case basis, the latest sign o...