A poster on the street with a portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump and a sentence referring to a quotation of Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

US Sanctions Are A Symptom Of A Failing Empire

A combination of major economic and geopolitical shifts in the balance of power away from US dominance has prevailed for the past seven decades and is key to understanding American-imposed sanctions.