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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

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The Takeaway

Is Venezuela the New Cuba?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

There's another bump in the road for relations between the United States and Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro issued diplomatic sanctions against the U.S.

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White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Can Russia's economy weather the storm?

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PRI's The World

C'est it ain't so! Russia bans French cheese and other European food imports

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned most food imports from any country that has imposed sanctions on his country. That's left Russians scrambling to buy products like French cheese before it's all gone — and maybe asking bigger questions as well.

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U.S. Ramps Up Sanctions Against Russia

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.

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WNYC News

How the Case Against BNP Paribas was Pieced Together

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.

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FT Big Read

Corruption and reform in Iran

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Corruption and reform in Iran

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Bypassing West, Russia & China Strike Energy Deal

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The $400 billion deal comes as Russia is looking for an alternate energy market, with the threat of more sanctions from Europe looming.

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The Booming Business of Helping the Blacklisted

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.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The differing responses to the Ukraine crisis

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The differing responses to the Ukraine crisis

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Are New Russian Sanctions a Lost Cause?

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.

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Money Talking

Why Squeezing the Oligarchs Won't Work

Friday, March 28, 2014

As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.    

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

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Money Talking

It's the Economy: The Roots of the Crisis in Ukraine

Friday, March 07, 2014

In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The international crisis over Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The international crisis over Ukraine

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What Another Round of Sanctions Will Do to Iran

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.

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World Powers Reach Deal With Iran on Nuclear Program

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.

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Iran Nuclear Enrichment Talks Enter Day Two

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 

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Senior American Officials Call For Policy Change on Iran

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.

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