Tag Archives: sanctions

Ahmadinejad Proposes Debate with Obama

“We are ready to sit down with Mr .Obama face-to-face, and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely, and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better,” Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday. His country has been the target of a series of U.N. sanctions, most recently in June, because […]

Why sanctions are stupid, Vol. MMMMDLXVIII

Here’s an article describing how Iran has been evading economic sanctions put in place because of their nuclear program. Let’s also remember that decades of sanctions against Cuba has yet to lead to regime change there but has likely set back their economy  great deal (and kept me from getting top-notch cigars). Likewise, decades of […]

Sanctioning Silliness

The big revelation about Iran’s newest nuclear plant has the world community (at least the Western part of it) in arms and threatening more sanctions. I’ve advocated here before about working more diplomatically and less belligerently with Iran. During the same week, we learn that Secretary of State Clinton is willing to renegotiate our sanctions […]

Amazing Midweek Roundup: Steamy S. America, Burning N. America and a Gassy EU

Russia deepens Ukraine gas cuts Russia has basically cut gas supplies to 50%. The EU, at this point, really has no back-up plan and no foreseeable way until a few years down the line to not be heavily reliant on Russian gas lines from Ukraine and Belarus. For Russia, this is a great position to […]