When It Comes to U.S. Trade Policy, Some Territories Are More Disputed Than Others

The retail giant Amazon recently agreed to pay a fine to the Treasury Department for doing business in Russian-occupied Crimea in violation of American sanctions. While the decision—and the regulations behind it—is undoubtedly just, to Brenda Shaffer and Jonathan Schanzer it highlights the inconsistencies of U.S. law when it comes to doing business in occupied territories:

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More about: Azerbaijan, BDS, Crimea, Russia, U.S. Foreign policy, War in Ukraine, West Bank

Peace Has Come, but Mahmoud Abbas Wants No Part of It

Sept. 18 2020

Since the United Arab Emirates made public its desire to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and his associates have vociferously condemned the move, and have likewise condemned Bahrain for joining in. David Horovitz reflects on Abbas’s current position:

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More about: Bahrain, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mahmoud Abbas, United Arab Emirates