Topic:

sanctions

Sanctioning the Syrians

| January 23, 2017

The recent US sanctions against 18 senior Syrian officers for chemical weapons (CW) employment seem to represent little more than a last-ditch compensation for the hands-off record of the outgoing Obama administration. However, despite their poor timing, these sanctions are considerably more meaningful than they might at first appear.

North Korea Did It Again

| February 2, 2016

North Korean adventurism only adds to Israel’s proliferation concerns. North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, the P5+1 agreement to lift Iranian sanctions, and the billions of dollars’ worth in deals between Tehran and Asian and European companies, together constitute a significant challenge. In addition, Jerusalem faces a difficult task of being the watchdog that monitors Iran’s adherence to the nuclear deal.

Economic Implications of Iran Sanctions Relief

| April 28, 2015

The lifting of sanctions on Iran will allow Teheran to increase its support for terrorist groups across the region, and bolster Iran’s political and military power.