Assessing Ukraine: The Elections, Relations with Russia and the Future of Sanctions, USIP Events, June 5, 2014.
George A. Lopez assesses the impact of sanctions on Russia in this crisis and what might be expected in the future.
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Chemical Weapons in Syria?, BBC TV, December 4, 2012.
George A. Lopez reports on U.S. efforts to halt Russian arms deals to the Assad regime.

Will the U.S. Call Russia's Bluff in Syria?, Dylan Ratigan Show, msnbc, June 14, 2012.
George A. Lopez reports on U.S. efforts to halt Russian arms deals to the Assad regime.
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Keeping Syria's So-Called Ceasefire,"AC360," CNN, April 20, 2012.
George A. Lopez discusses the crisis in Syria with CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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Syria vetoes lead to 'full gun assault' by Assad, Notre Dame Newswire, February 8, 2012.
George A. Lopez warms of increased violence in Syria following Russia-China veto of a UN Security Council resolution on Syria.
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Syria violence and sanctions, CNN International, February 1, 2012.
George A. Lopez talks about the U.N. view on violence in Syria.
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Sanctioning Syria, Dylan Ratigan Show, msnbc, August 18, 2011.
George A. Lopez discusses responses to the crisis in Syria.


Iraq Sanctions and the '90's Overhang,'  International Relations and Security Network (ISN), November 7, 2012.
George A. Lopez argues we should look at the lessons we collectively learned from the UN sanctions leveled against Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Is Syria Poised for Civil War? The Take Away, February 16, 2012.
George A. Lopez discusses the standoff between President Bashar al-Assad and Syria's opposition
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Using Smart Sanctions on Iran "Worldview," WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Media, October 13, 2009.
The US has embarked on negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program. Obama administration officials continue to use deadlines and sanctions in an effort to win Iranian compliance. George A. Lopez discusses using "smart sanctions" against Iran.
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Behind the Sanctions against Iran, “The Bryant Park Project,” National Public Radio, October 29, 2007.
The U.S. has announced new sanctions against Iran, which some see as a way to avoid war and others as a precursor to it. David Cortright explores the implications.
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U.S. Punishes Myanmar’s Leadership: Will it Help?, “All Things Considered,” National Public Radio, September 27, 2007.
David Cortright affirms sanctions as an effective instrument to economically harm the leaders of the ruling military regime, but more importantly, to send a message of support and solidarity to the democracy movement within the country.
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“Morning Edition,” National Public Radio, January 17, 2003.
Alistair Millar discusses UN weapons inspections in Iraq.
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"Can New Sanctions Topple Assad's Regime?" National Public Radio blog story featuring commentary from George A. Lopez, August 18. 2011.