Sanctions

Obama Just Hit Russia With New Sanctions. Here's What It Means.
July 16, 2014

"It's a complicated package," says an administration official.

The Military Coup in Thailand Is Putting the U.S. in an Awkward Position
May 23, 2014

U.S. law says we must suspend aid to Thailand, but strategic military interests may inspire a more nuanced approach.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Trying to Capitalize on Washington's Deep Freeze With Moscow
The rocket company says the Air Force's contract with a rival company is sending taxpayer dollars to Russia
May 15, 2014

The rocket company says the Air Force's contract with a rival company is sending taxpayer dollars to Russia.

Who Is Getting Whacked by the Latest Sanctions on Russia—and Who Isn't
April 28, 2014

Just as important as who's on the list is who's not on the list. 

The Crisis in Ukraine Really Could Blow Up the Global Economy
March 24, 2014

The ways the U.S. and E.U. sanctions against Russia could cause an economic crisis.

The Crisis in Ukraine Reached a Tenuous Resolution Today
News roundup
March 21, 2014

Ukraine signed an Association Agreement with the E.U. on Friday, the same agreement that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign in November, triggering the mass protests that led to the current situation.

These Sanctions Against Russia Will Hurt, and It's the Russian Liberals Who Will Suffer
March 20, 2014

The Kremlin tends to take its anger with the U.S. out on its own. 

What Are Economic Sanctions and How Would They Affect the Crisis in Ukraine?
March 06, 2014

Here's everything you need to know about the U.S.'s potential economic sanctions against Russia.

British Officials Oppose Sanctions Because Russia's Elite Are London's Cash Cows
March 04, 2014

Rich Russians live all over Europe, and they spend a lot of money. If it wants to punish Putin, Europe has to persuade its citizens to forgo that cash.

These Two Charts Show Why U.S. Sanctions Don't Scare Putin
March 04, 2014

The United States and Russia do not trade much with each other.

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