SANCTIONS

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The Truth About Terror Isn't That Complicated

Like all westerners, I watched in horror at the terror that was unleashed across Paris. But my horror quickly turned to frustration when, immediately in the aftermath, western leaders took advantage of the situation to reinforce a false narrative, and to justify the very policies that have brought us to such a crisis. Our governments do not want us to understand that wittingly or unwittingly (the jury is still out on what role they have really played) they created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and they did so through exactly the same disastrous policies that they now claim are the only way to destroy it.
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MORE SANCTIONS

OTTAWA - Canada is trying to put more pressure on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced additional sanctions and says Canada and its allies are prepared t...
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Canada Cracks Down On Syria

Canada is extending sanctions against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made it clear Friday that military action to provoke the regime's collapse is not on...

Sanctions Are Good for Iranian Politicians, Not People

The sanctions noose around Iran fully tightened at the beginning of July as the European Union joined the United States to impose a total embargo on all purchases of Iranian oil and place severe restrictions on the country's central bank. As the likelihood of war increases it is important to ensure that the nuclear issue does not overshadow human rights concerns.
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Why Isn't Ahmadinejad on a No-Fly List?

The U.S. and EU pass travel bans to great fanfare, yet ignore them completely when sanctioned officials travel to meetings of international organizations. As Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote, these measures are meaningless if loopholes allow sanctioned Iranian officials to travel freely.
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An Exit Strategy for Syria's Assad

Assad needs to stop the violence on Syrian streets -- a request that has continued to fall on deaf ears because there has been no incentive for the Assad family to stop the violence. So, in exchange the international community needs to offer the Assad regime complete immunity from past actions.
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Canada Extends Sanctions Against Syria

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign minister acknowledges that diplomatic measures have failed to end the brutal crackdown on reform protesters in Syria, but he says the West remains committed to stopping the b...