Thursday, August 07, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
On Wednesday, the U.S. responded to President Putin's failure to diffuse the violence in Ukraine. President Obama implemented what may be the most crippling round of sanctions against Russia to date, targeting a series of large banks, and energy and defense firms.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BNP Paribas will pay a record $8.9 billion fine. That's big news — but just how the case against the bank was pieced together is even more fascinating.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On Monday, President Obama announced new sanctions against Russian politicians and companies close to President Vladimir Putin. But if Putin has the Russian people in his pocket, he may not need the rich as badly as the West thinks.
Friday, March 07, 2014
In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
After seven weeks of negotiations, America's nuclear talks with Iran are reaching a critical phase. If all goes well, Iran will get $7 billion in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to roll back its nuclear program. But much to President Barack Obama’s consternation, the Senate is considering new Iranian sanctions. P.J. Crowley, a former State Department spokesperson and a professor at George Washington University, examines the power struggle between the White House and the Senate.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
In a landmark deal, the group of nations known as the P5+1—the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China—reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday to temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program. In exchange for Iranian compliance, the P5+1 will provide limited, temporary, targeted, and reversible sanction relief. "Diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure—a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon," President Barack Obama said in a statement. What do you think about the deal? Leave us a comment or call 1-877-869-8253.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Talks over Iran’s nuclear program enter their second day today in Geneva. Can the discussions produce a negotiated solution to an enduring standoff? George Perkovich, a former foreign policy adviser to then-Sen. Joe Biden from 1989 to 1990. He is currently director of the nuclear policy program for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ task force on U.S. nuclear policy
Monday, April 22, 2013
Since 1979, the US has issued sanctions on trade with Iran. The goal of these sanctions is to support diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the disagreements with Iran without having to resort to violent means. But a new report argues that sanctions against Iran are backfiring and failing to reinforce diplomatic efforts.