Waiting for the Adults: Then and Now

by John Limbert “Can’t anybody here play this game?” –Casey Stengel on the New York Mets, 1963 Marx tells us that history happens first as tragedy and then as farce. He was predicting what has occurred between the U.S. and… Continue Reading  

How “Maximum Pressure” Can Yield Economic Prosperity for Iran

by Karim Sharara “People talk about smart sanctions and crippling sanctions. I’ve never seen smart sanctions, and crippling sanctions cripple everyone, including innocent civilians, and make the government more popular.” – Mohammad al-Baradei, former Director General of the IAEA. All… Continue Reading  

New Sanctions Threaten Iran Nuclear Deal

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj On Aug. 29 the US Treasury added 28 Iranian individuals and entities to its ever-expanding sanctions list. Expectedly, Tehran denounced the decision. “They are in conflict with the spirit of talks. They are unconstructive in my opinion,”… Continue Reading  

Looking back at a year of Iran Sanctions

By Erich Ferrari via Sanctions Law This was a big year for sanctions. Although 2012 isn’t over yet and there is some pending legislation threatening to impose more sanctions against Iran and a forthcoming set of regulations from OFAC on some of the… Continue Reading