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Barbara Slavin


When will the US learn that sanctions don't solve its problems?

Harsh economic penalties rarely, if ever, work to change a targeted regime's behavior; so why do we still use them?

Global Crises

It’s time to rethink US terrorism designations

The State Department’s terrorist lists have become politicized and counterproductive.

Washington Politics

Trump administration piles on sanctions as the rest of the world helps Iran confront COVID-19

The Trump administration claims to support Iranian citizens, but it won't put its anti-Iran hysteria on hold for a minute to help them out amid a pandemic.