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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.S.-Saudi starvation blockade. Pat Buchanan condemns [1] the U.S.-backed coalition blockade of Yemen as “inhumane and indefensible.”

60 Minutes imagines a different war in Yemen. Derek Davison faults [2] the news program for failing to report on the U.S. and British role in enabling the war on Yemen.

North Korea is a bad actor, but that doesn’t make it a state sponsor of terrorism. Doug Bandow explains [3] why the Trump administration’s decision to sanction North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism is wrong.

Why new sanctions won’t change Russia’s behavior. Emma Ashford reviews [4] the failure of past sanctions to change Russian policies, and predicts that the latest round of sanctions will produce the same result.