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U.S. Reinforces Pressure on Russian Companies Working with North Korea

21st August 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

U.S. Reinforces Pressure on Russian Companies Working with North Korea

Mathew Ha

Today, the U.S. sanctioned two Russia-based companies and six Russian-flagged vessels involved in North Korean sanctions-evasion schemes. For the third time this month, the Treasury Department targeted Pyongyang’s foreign facilitators, designating Russian targets in all three instances, as well as North Korean and Chinese entities. more...

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21st August 2018 – FDD's CSIF Policy Brief

U.S. Reinforces Pressure on Russian Companies Working with North Korea

Mathew Ha

Today, the U.S. sanctioned two Russia-based companies and six Russian-flagged vessels involved in North Korean sanctions-evasion schemes. For the third time this month, the Treasury Department targeted Pyongyang’s foreign facilitators, designating Russian targets in all three instances, as well as North Korean and Chinese entities. more...

11th August 2018 – Politico Europe

Turkey’s perfect storm

Aykan Erdemir

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, came to power on the heels of the 2001 financial crisis that ended entire political careers. Following Friday’s meltdown in the Turkish economy, a day Turks are already hailing as “Black Friday,” many are left wondering whether Erdoğan will also fall from power. more...

10th August 2018 – The American Interest

The Noose Tightens on Moscow

Boris Zilberman

Two new sanctions initiatives are about to hammer an already battered Russian economy. more...

8th August 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: The Iranian-Israeli Conflict Within the Syrian Civil War

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Tony Badran

For seven long years, Syria has been engulfed in civil war. The death toll now exceeds a half million. More than five million refugees have fled abroad, and millions more are internally displaced. more...