Iran’s Troubled Banking System Makes It Especially Vulnerable to Sanctions

June 21 2018

When the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal and renewed sanctions on the Islamic Republic, many asserted that the new measures could never have the effect of those in place during the pre-deal years, since European nations would not join in enforcing them. The Europeans have, in fact, held fast to the agreement, but, notes Patrick Clawson, European corporations are far from eager to do business in Iran. Furthermore, he writes, the U.S. can make serious trouble for Tehran by going after its financial institutions, which are already in a precarious state:

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More about: Europe, Iran, Iran sanctions, Politics & Current Affairs, U.S. Foreign policy

BDS, Unable to Harm Israel, Has Turned Its Sights on Jews in the Diaspora

Feb. 26 2021

March 15 marks the beginning of this year’s Israel Apartheid Week, during which campus groups around the world hold rallies and events for the purpose of defaming the Jewish state and mustering support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction it (BDS). Richard Kemp comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS