There's not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
And there's not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
The international community has gained a much greater understanding of the Myanmar military’s transnational revenue streams. Targeted sanctions can work if the world just follows the money.
Countries or international organizations regularly enact sanctions against individual states. But how can the effectiveness of these measures be evaluated?
After years of civil war, the Syrian people are now suffering from the coronavirus pandemic and a crashing economy. And there is no end in sight.
Sanctions against Huawei by the US Commerce department have been followed by other countries. How can the company's business thrive with so few avenues left?
The US bid to impose so-called 'snapback' sanctions on Iran was roundly rejected by the UN security council.
Zimbabwe wants to issue a sovereign bond to raise $3.5 billion it has agreed to pay as compensation to white farmers, but the economic and political conditions aren't conducive to such an issuance.
The current lockdown in Zimbabwe is going to provide a stern test for its informal economy, which is the country's dominant economy and employs 90% of people.
Despite its proximity to China and South Korea, North Korea says it has no cases of COVID-19.
We took a close look at breaches of aged care standards in 2019 to see what effect the new aged care standards are having, and where aged care providers are falling short.
War is expensive, and the Iranian leadership may now face increased pressure to withdraw from its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
With dozens of international players meddling in Libya, nobody wants to see their side weakened.
When the Rio Treaty was signed in 1947, an opportunity was missed to promote democracy in Latin America.
Iran's goal is to sow discord and inflict pain on energy markets, while avoiding crossing a threshold that prompts retaliation from the US. This is a fine line to walk at the best of times.
Social housing providers can help people get into work, with tailored, long-term support.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.
A tense standoff in the world’s most volatile region is not only dangerous, it could have been avoided by the US adhering to an agreement that was far from perfect, but better than the alternative.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.