North Korea is another example of the immorality and inefficacy of sanctions. The sanctions have been effective only in preventing sick and needy people from obtaining humanitarian assistance.
Apart from their ineffectiveness, the dark side of sanctions is what they do to third parties who get caught up in the conflict.
Hopefully Moscow and Beijing will continue to be in the position to remind the US that the world was never intended to have just one master.
HSBC can be regarded for all intents and purposes as a British entity operating for British interests under the guise of a Chinese bank, Cynthia Chung writes.