Sanctions: Modern-day Siege Warfare

In a recent article, Peter Beinart writes: For decades, the United States has supplemented its missile strikes and Special Operations raids with a less visible instrument of coercion and death. America blockades weaker adversaries, choking off their trade with the outside world. It’s the modern […]

What Next for Peace in Korea

What Next for Peace in Korea?

The Biden administration has not fully engaged with Korea peace issues, but the initial signs are worrisome, wrote Timothy Shorrock in The Nation on February 15.  What is the status of inter-Korean peace talks, of US-South Korean war games, and of the regional situation with the US, […]

Government supporters in Caracas, Venezuela protest against US sanctions. (Federico Parra / AFP)

US Sanctions and Venezuela’s Economy

Monday, May 10th @ 3:30pm As of January 22, 2021, the Treasury Department had imposed sanctions on roughly 166 Venezuelan or Venezuelan-connected individuals and the State Department had revoked the visas of more than 1,000 individuals and their families. A 2019 study by economists Jeffrey […]

Government supporters in Caracas, Venezuela protest against US sanctions. (Federico Parra / AFP)
Commentary

US Sanctions and Venezuela’s Economy

by Tyrin Douangvichit As of January 22, 2021, the Treasury Department had imposed sanctions on roughly 166 Venezuelan or Venezuelan-connected individuals and the State Department had revoked the visas of more than 1,000 individuals and their families (FAS.org, Congressional Research Service). The current discourse on […]