Tom Egan, an attorney from Florida, gives an interesting account of his perspectives on Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar
It is vital that would-be bombmakers be disabused of any notion that they could evade tough international sanctions. We need a country-neutral, reasonably predictable, more-or-less automatic sanction regime that puts all countries on notice, even friends of the powerful.
In the ghoulish opposition to sanctions relief for the Iranian people, Pompeo has been the chief ghoul.
As far as I can see, Russia and the rest of the world are heading into a storm as dangerous as that of the first half of the 20th century and maybe even more so. But history – especially the history of the last three hundred years – is a very inadequate guide either to the challenges Russia faces or how to meet them. Survival seems likely to be the key issue.
As we all know, the U.S. imposes some form of Sanctions against 39 different countries, including Russia, thus affecting over one-third of the world’s population. These Sanctions cause immense humanitarian suffering, are a violation of international law and are especially immoral at times like these when we are facing a global pandemic.
Sharon Tennison, director of the Center for Citizen Initiatives, has called for an end to the U.S. policy of sanctions, a policy now impacting 39 nations across the globe, because of the terrible consequences of those sanctions during a dreadful global pandemic.
Amid growing calls to lift U.S. sanctions on Iran, which are worsening the country’s staggering coronavirus death toll by cutting off vital medical supplies, the top leadership of the Democratic Party is remaining conspicuously silent.
In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran – and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.
The amount of money spent in one year by the U.S. on nuclear weapons could instead provide 300,000 ICU (intensive care unit) beds, 35,000 ventilators and 75,000 doctors’ salaries, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
One thing we can be sure of is: change won’t come easily, even for a stricken nation.