Sanctions

Abbas Salehi - Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance (MCIG) - Censorship and Sanctions: Should the US Sanction Iran’s Minister of Culture?
Censorship and Sanctions: Should the US Sanction Iran’s Minister of Culture?

Since the 1980s, the MCIG has played a leading role in suppressing political and cultural speech that contradicts Tehran’s revolutionary creed. But while the Obama administration sanctioned the ministry in 2012 for engaging in censorship, its current leadership has escaped Washington’s attention. By sanctioning the ministry’s current head, Abbas Salehi, Washington can send the mullahs a message that their ideologically driven repression will carry a price.

Should Trump-Putin Meeting Cause Alarm?
Should Trump-Putin Meeting Cause Alarm?

Christians should not be overly concerned about Trump meeting Putin, for now at least.

Good Riddance to a Bad Iran Deal
The Return to Reason: A Defense of Trump’s Iran Decision

The core problem with the Iran deal is not in its details, but rather in the nature of Iran.

Russia Stealth Invasion of Democracy Troll Factory 2016 Election
Russia’s Stealth Invasion of Democracy

Like it or not, the land of the free and the home of the brave has found itself smack dab in the middle of another Cold War with Russia. This time, the Russians have hit our shores with something we thought we had invented: social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

When Human Rights Violations are a National Security Issue: The North Korean Slave Trade
When Human Rights Violations are a National Security Issue: The North Korean Slave Trade

While realists and liberal internationalists typically argue about whether the goal of foreign policy should be to achieve pragmatic objectives or to support our fundamental beliefs about the value of human lives, adherents to either school likely would agree that working to end the scourge of the North Korean slave trade meets the threshold for action.

America Should Support the Rohingya and Place Sanctions on Burmese Military
America Should Support the Rohingya and Place Sanctions on Burmese Military

The Burmese military is the primary perpetrator of violence against Rohingya. Villages in Maungdaw township on the border with Bangladesh are almost completely empty because Rohingya fled the brutal violence. The United Nations is calling it a textbook case of ethnic cleansing, and Human Rights Watch believes it may constitute crimes against humanity.

Preempting Preemption: How America Can Respond to North Korea’s Nuclear Program
Preempting Preemption: How America Can Respond to North Korea’s Nuclear Program

North Korea’s nuclear-weapons tests, missile launches, and threats to attack American territory are hostile acts. What is debatable is how the United States and allies should respond.

Should Evangelicals Support Trump’s North Korea Travel Ban?
Should Evangelicals Support Trump’s North Korea Travel Ban?

Though the State Department’s new travel ban to North Korea pertains to only tourism, this recent policy shift once again raises questions regarding evangelical humanitarian work in the reclusive country.

What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis
What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly will hold its first meeting today. The Trump administration has already placed new sanctions on the regime and may impose further sanctions. Here is what you should know about the ongoing Venezuela crisis.