Dr. Buthayna Shibel examines a girl at the Mahawil hospital in Babylon, Iraq, Dec. 23, 1998. Economic sanctions imposed by the United States left Iraqi hospitals critically short of medicine. (AP/Murad Sezer)
War Crimes

It’s Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes

Economic sanctions are like a medieval siege but with a modern PR apparatus attached to justify what is being done.