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DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
Law
DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
2022-03-31 13:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A partner in the D.C. office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm is providing pro bono advice to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies in response to Russia’s unprovoked... Read More

<strong>US, Allies Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian Seafood, Vodka as Ukraine Invasion Continues</strong>
Geopolitics
US, Allies Say ‘Nyet’ to Russian Seafood, Vodka as Ukraine Invasion Continues
2022-03-11 20:09:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Friday the United States and other allies will move to revoke Russia’s “most favored nation” trade status in response to its unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine, with the U.S. specifically targeting Russian imports such... Read More

White House Bans Russian Oil Imports Into US
Geopolitics
White House Bans Russian Oil Imports Into US
2022-03-08 15:14:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the U.S. is banning Russian oil imports in the administration’s ongoing bid to increase the toll on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. “Today I am announcing the United States is targeting... Read More

<strong>US, Allies Put More Russian Oligarchs on Pain List</strong>
Geopolitics
US, Allies Put More Russian Oligarchs on Pain List
2022-03-03 20:38:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies placed new sanctions and other restrictions on 19 Russian oligarchs and dozens of their family members and associates for their continued support of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine.... Read More

Ruble Plummets as Sanctions Bite, Sending Russians to Banks
Geopolitics
Ruble Plummets as Sanctions Bite, Sending Russians to Banks

MOSCOW (AP) — Ordinary Russians faced the prospect of higher prices and crimped foreign travel as Western sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine sent the ruble plummeting, leading uneasy people to line up at banks and ATMs on Monday in a country... Read More

Biden, Europe Waiting on Key SWIFT Sanction Against Russia
Geopolitics
Biden, Europe Waiting on Key SWIFT Sanction Against Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and European officials are holding one key financial sanction against Russia in reserve, choosing not to boot Russia off SWIFT, the dominant system for global financial transactions. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a barrage of... Read More

<strong>Markets Drop as Russia Invades Ukraine and Sanctions Follow</strong>
Wall Street
Markets Drop as Russia Invades Ukraine and Sanctions Follow
2022-02-24 22:10:00
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Russia’s attack on Ukraine sent most global stock markets downward Thursday as threats of economic sanctions continued among world leaders. “We’re going to impair their ability to compete in the 21st century high-tech economy,” President Joe Biden said... Read More

Russia Attacks Ukraine, ‘Prayers of Entire World’ Are With the Nation’s People, Biden Says
Geopolitics
Russia Attacks Ukraine, ‘Prayers of Entire World’ Are With the Nation’s People, Biden Says
2022-02-24 14:51:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine early Thursday morning, striking multiple locations from the land, sea and air. Ukraine's government described the developments as a “full-scale war” and predicted that Russia’s continued aggression could disrupt the global... Read More

‘Thugs and Bullies’: Nations Sanction Russia over Ukraine
Geopolitics
'Thugs and Bullies': Nations Sanction Russia over Ukraine

TOKYO (AP) — World leaders sought Wednesday to back up their tough words over Russia's aggression against Ukraine, announcing financial sanctions, trade and travel bans and other measures meant to pressure Moscow to pull back from the brink of war. Even... Read More

<strong>Biden Announces Tough New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Invasion</strong>
Geopolitics
Biden Announces Tough New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Invasion
2022-02-22 20:07:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Declaring that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun, President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the first tranche of sanctions he hopes will deter President Vladimir Putin from further attacks and punish the oligarchs who support the Russian... Read More

Western Leaders Allege Russia Sending Troops to East Ukraine
Geopolitics
Western Leaders Allege Russia Sending Troops to East Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Western leaders said Tuesday that Russian troops have moved into rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine after President Vladimir Putin’s recognized their independence — but some indicated it was not yet the long-feared, full-fledged invasion. For weeks, Western powers... Read More

US to Keep Europe Energized If Putin Pulls Plug
Geopolitics
US to Keep Europe Energized If Putin Pulls Plug
2022-01-25 21:39:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — If Russian President Vladimir Putin chooses to “weaponize” the oil and gas he currently supplies to Europe, the U.S. and its allies in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are prepared to make up a significant amount... Read More

Treasury Department Sanctions Russian-Backed Actors for Activities in Ukraine
Geopolitics
Treasury Department Sanctions Russian-Backed Actors for Activities in Ukraine
2022-01-20 17:12:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned four individuals engaged in Russian government-directed activities to destabilize Ukraine. The four individuals are Taras Kozak and Oleh Voloshyn, two current members of the Ukraine Parliament, and Volodymyr Oliynyk and Vladimir Sivkovich,... Read More

Senate Wants Tougher Enforcement of Sanctions Against ‘Malign Actors’
Treasury
Senate Wants Tougher Enforcement of Sanctions Against ‘Malign Actors’
2021-10-19 20:58:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee tried Tuesday to chart a better course through the minefield of monetary sanctions against U.S. foreign adversaries. The Senate seeks to protect U.S. economic policies without trampling foreign entities that could be trading partners and... Read More

US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict
Foreign Affairs
US Threatens Sanctions Against Officials in Tigray Conflict
2021-09-17 21:10:50
by Daniel Mollenkamp

The United States has threatened to issue new sanctions against members of the Tigray conflict in northwestern Ethiopia.  The conflict, which has continued to deteriorate the stability of the region, has grown since last November. White House officials have said... Read More

Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
Think Tanks
Could Biden’s Use of Sanctions Affect U.S.-Canada Relationship?
2021-05-10 15:05:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — While much has been studied about President Biden’s first 100 days in office, most of that analysis has focused on how the administration’s actions impact American citizens or relationships with the world’s other great powers, but many wonder... Read More

White House Expels Russian Diplomats, Imposes New Sanctions
Geopolitics
White House Expels Russian Diplomats, Imposes New Sanctions
2021-04-15 13:19:16
by Dan McCue

The White House on Thursday unveiled sweeping sanctions on Russia in retaliation for cyberattacks, foreign influence operations and other behavior. The measures include the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats. The moves were announced Thursday morning in a lengthy statement from... Read More

Biden Reverses Course on Sanctions Against ICC
Foreign Affairs
Biden Reverses Course on Sanctions Against ICC
2021-04-06 13:25:02
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced Friday that he is reversing a Trump administration policy that sanctions the International Criminal Court in what he described as another sign of a return of U.S. foreign policy to more cooperation. Trump criticized... Read More

Biden Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Leaders Who Directed Coup
Foreign Affairs
Biden Imposes Sanctions on Myanmar Military Leaders Who Directed Coup
2021-02-10 20:08:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is imposing sanctions on military leaders in Myanmar who directed the coup that deposed and detained its elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and several other individuals. Speaking... Read More

US Demands Restoration of UN Sanctions Against Iran
Geopolitics
US Demands Restoration of UN Sanctions Against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to demand the restoration of all international sanctions on Iran in a move that will further isolate the U.S. at the United Nations, test the credibility of the U.N. Security Council and... Read More

Bill in Congress Would Punish China for Intrusions in Hong Kong Autonomy
Geopolitics
Bill in Congress Would Punish China for Intrusions in Hong Kong Autonomy
2020-06-08 13:24:02
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Congress moved closer Thursday to approving economic sanctions against China for its interference with Hong Kong’s independence. Most Democrats and Republicans on a Senate committee joined in saying the United States must take action to condemn China’s plan... Read More

Mnuchin Warns Turkey ‘Powerful Sanctions’ Are In Offing for Military Incursion
Foreign Affairs
Mnuchin Warns Turkey 'Powerful Sanctions' Are In Offing for Military Incursion
2019-10-11 21:53:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Friday that President Trump has authorized his department to impose "very significant new sanctions" against Turkey for its military incursion into northern Syria. "I want to emphasize, at this point, we... Read More

Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior
Geopolitics
Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior
2019-05-24 19:01:35
by HJ Mai

The bilateral relationship between the United States and Iran has been strained for decades, but the recent tensions have led to growing concerns over a potential military conflict. The Trump administration this month deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers... Read More

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