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Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future
July 16, 2021

Myanmar: Sanctions Are the Key to a Democratic Future

By Tin Tun Naing
To compel the military to change, Western governments need to go after the income that helps sustain it.

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions
May 18, 2021

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. will “continue to promote accountability for those responsible for the coup."
Western Governments Intensify Diplomatic Pressure on Myanmar Junta
March 22, 2021

Western Governments Intensify Diplomatic Pressure on Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
As Myanmar's junta digs in, the ultimate end goal of the growing international pressure remains unclear.

US Imposes Trade Restrictions on Myanmar’s Military Junta
March 05, 2021

US Imposes Trade Restrictions on Myanmar’s Military Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came two days after at least 38 protesters were shot dead by security forces.

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?
February 26, 2021

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?

By Sebastian Strangio
The difference in Western governments' reaction to the two episodes suggests a misplaced focus on electoral procedures.

Can the US Strengthen Its Economic Arsenal in Asia?
January 14, 2020

Can the US Strengthen Its Economic Arsenal in Asia?

By Robert Farley
Revisiting the “lethality” of sanctions -- and figuring out an endgame.

To Manage Great Power Competition, America Needs a New Economic Patriot Act
April 17, 2019

To Manage Great Power Competition, America Needs a New Economic Patriot Act

By Michael B. Greenwald 
An executive order spelling out a new Economic Patriot Act would enable a smarter sanctions strategy.
Trump's Coming Trade War With China
December 19, 2017

Trump's Coming Trade War With China

By Atman Trivedi
The administration could be courting disaster if it relies too heavily on a punitive approach against Beijing.

US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
December 08, 2016

US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?

By Ankit Panda
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would force U.S. sanctions against China over its maritime behavior.

Former US Spymaster: China Could Use OPM Data to Recruit Spies
June 17, 2015

Former US Spymaster: China Could Use OPM Data to Recruit Spies

By Ankit Panda
A former NSA and CIA chief outlines the damage the OPM hack could unleash.

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