In the real world, diplomacy is driven by economic interests
Sanctions can at best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere
The renewal comes as the Harare government cracks down on members of the opposition and journalists, alongside proposed amendments to laws critics say will stifle the work of NGOs
Sanctions are not the answer: Sending well-armed soldiers to evict Russian forces is
The effects of the war in Ukraine have brought much of the world’s attention to energy prices. But food insecurity is also rising and will likely get worse
Restricting supplies from the West would be effective – and it should not have expropriated goods that Russia legitimately acquired
The main concern for companies is not whether they should have a political conscience, but how, in light of sanctions, can they profitably trade
The rise in oil and food prices owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is hitting poorer countries the hardest
The threat of a major war in Europe has kept global financial markets on tenterhooks
The layoffs will come at the Chinese company’s US-based research and development arm, Futurewei Technologies, which is incorporated in Texas
An award-winning film proves a documentary can serve up its points in a short space of time
The tenacity of Palestinian people in the face of brutal annihilation should encourage us all
Diamond-rich Botswana has offered to lend neighbouring Zimbabwe $95m in private sector loans to help ease its economic crisis
Having long failed to establish a stable political system, the government of President al-Bashir has presided over a prolonged economic crisis
The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing
President Donald Trump’s administration re-imposed sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal
On Friday, Washington confirmed it was going ahead with a second round of sanctions set to take effect on Monday
From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies are now distancing themselves from the Gulf state
Optimists say that with mineral wealth, cheap labour, and a helpful geographical location, the North has huge potential
The US president has reportedly "extended sanctions against Zimbabwe for another year"
Sudan is still an important outside influence on South Sudan, so lifting sanctions paves the way for a more constructive peace process in South Sudan
A military project between Namibia and North Korea is in defiance the UN Security Council. severely denting Namibia’s international reputation.
US churches, inspired by the sanctions campaign against apartheid SA, want to send a message to their leaders to "stand on the right side of history".
A day after a US ratings agency downgraded ?Russia to "junk" status, the country’s index fell by 3%. Russia could also face new sanctions.
Russian citizens are showing support for their country by flaunting anti-sanction slogans such as "We can get our kicks without your Coca-Cola".
The arrest of one of Russia’s richest men, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, could send further shock waves through an economy reeling from Western sanctions.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe voiced his support for Russia, describing Western sanctions against Moscow as "illegal".
China says the EU’s proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.
The decision to ban most food imports from the West shows that President Vladimir Putin has no intention of bowing to Western pressure over Ukraine.
The US and EU have imposed sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on a small group of officials from Russia and Ukraine.
EU leaders have frozen assets belonging to deposed Ukraine leaders, and have warned Russia of sanctions if they do not pull troops out of Crimea.
The European Union has suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe’s military and political figures but have kept them on Robert Mugabe and his wife.