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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Why are kleptocrats so are hard to get rid of?

Corruption, we often hear, “undermines democratic institutions.” That’s a sterilized phrase. What does it really mean?

Start with a legitimately elected leader. If he’s weak and greedy — as many people are — he takes a few small bribes in return for helping cronies game the system.… Continue Reading

Nina Mohseni: Iran sanctions lifted! But wait…which sanctions?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (State Department photo) If you’re a U.S. company — unless you’re a food, medicine/medical supplies, or civil aircraft/parts supplier — you still cannot have anything to do with Iran, even after the so-called lifting of sanctions as part of the nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.… Continue Reading

Sunday action: U.S. sanctions eleven for Iran ballistic missile program

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed new sanctions Sunday against eleven people and companies allegedly involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program. The action came one day after President Obama lifted sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program and hours after a prisoner swap between Washington and Tehran.… Continue Reading