economic sanctions

Russian forces gather by their light armored vehicle (LAV) as they block the Ukrainian base in Perevalnoye, near Simferopol, on March 6, 2014. (credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Sanctions Levied Against Russia Could Backfire Against US, Europe

Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.


International observers confirm that Iran has begun powering down its enriched uranium project. (KAZEM GHANE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran, U.S., Europe Start Implementing Nuclear Deal

Iran has begun to curb its atomic work in exchange for easing of international sanctions.