Whose Sanctions?

Among the many tools in the foreign relations arsenal is the sanction, a supposedly nonviolent and effective way of pressuring nations into giving in on key concessions. Sanctions are supposed to be used as a punishment, as a way of encouraging foreign governments to ‘get in line,’ as a way to protest human rights violations […]

The Collapse of Food Aid

Almost 50 million people in the United States rely on food aid to help them meet their grocery bills each month, and in some case are entirely dependent on food assistance programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food banks, religious charities, and other options varying by community. These numbers have been steadily growing […]