Iran Sanctions Policy Increasingly Throttles Free Trade in Ideas

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj In 1988, as legislators were creating the legal basis for the modern use of economic sanctions as a tool of American foreign policy, an important amendment was added to two laws, the Trading With the Enemy Act… Continue Reading  

Europe Will Fight to Safeguard the Iran Deal

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by Eldar Mamedov There is growing uncertainty around the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran and, more broadly, intentions of the Trump administration regarding that country. Meanwhile, the world, including the American supporters of the agreement—also known as the… Continue Reading  

Where Iran Sanctions Relief Falls Short

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Over the last few weeks, the debate about supposed U.S. obstruction of sanctions relief has reached a fever pitch. Secretary of State Kerry has brushed off criticism from Europe and Iran, making it clear that the US… Continue Reading  

Was the Iran Deal Threatened by US Sanctions Provisions?

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by Peter Jenkins What went wrong? Why were the United States and Iran unable to come to a comprehensive agreement in Vienna on Monday? According to an Iranian source close to the negotiations, the main obstacle was the inability of… Continue Reading  

UANI Targets Legal Humanitarian Trade With Iran

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by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib The anti-Iran pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) claims as its mission to stop the Iranian nuclear program. A big part of its effort revolves around what it calls “private sanctions campaigns”—attempts to get consumers… Continue Reading