October 10, 2012

Iraq Sanctions No Model for Iran

Efraim Cohen, Jerusalem Post

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The UN’s efforts to alter Iraq’s actions have been cited as an example of a successful sanctions regime. Contrary to what some people now believe (or have forgotten), sanctions on Iraq were an abject failure.

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October 8, 2012
Ahmadinejad's Legacy: Near-Total Isolation
Afshin Molavi, The National
Last March, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was summoned by an angry parliament to answer questions about his economic policies, a banking fraud perpetrated by some of his allies, and his defiance of Supreme Leader... more ››
October 2, 2012
Iran's Currency Crash
Michael Rubin, Contentions
he Iranian rial has crashed. Over the past 36 hours, it has lost almost 30 percent of its value. The value of the dollar against the rial is now up around 300 percent from what it was just a couple years ago. After long... more ››
October 8, 2012
Hitting 'Ordinary' Iranians Is the Point
Colin Freeman, Telegraph Blogs
What struck me last week, though, was the statement of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, highlighting the fact that the sanctions are hitting ordinary Iranians rather than the political elite. "The sanctions have had... more ››
October 4, 2012
Will Sanctions Change Iran's Nuclear Calculus?
Tony Karon, Time
The teargas that wafted over parts of Tehran on Wednesday might have been taken as the smell of victory for gung-ho advocates of the U.S. sanctions strategy against Iran — had any been there to catch a whiff. The gas was... more ››