American Sanctions are Devastating Afghanistan

Written by: Pranav Krishnan The tragedy of Afghanistan did not end with the conclusion of the war. Today, the Afghan people are facing what some now consider to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Last year’s American and NATO military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the following Taliban victory saw the collapse of the country’s democratic…

Lessons Yet to be Learned: War in Ukraine

Written by: Ken Wang In the past few weeks, almost all of the news that we have seen is related to Ukraine, Russia, or sanctions in some capacity. There are daily updates on military actions in Ukraine and economic sanctions imposed on Russia followed by statements and/or reactions from the White House, American allies in…

Sanctions Could be the West’s Best Hope to Stop Russia

Written by: Audrey McGrory From the Polish government’s efforts to diminish the country’s freedom of the press to the Russian government’s blatant influence and obstruction in the nation’s parliamentary election, Western hopes of democracy in Eastern Europe seem increasingly dashed by such recent events, which have occurred in the region’s seemingly collective shift towards the…

No Respite, No Relief: The Toll of Sanctions

Written by: Riley Fink In this post-Cold War world, economic sanctions have in many ways become the weapon of choice for defending American interests and sensibilities. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, there has been much discussion about how sanctions have impacted the ability of some countries to adequately handle the disaster it has wrought….