Are Sanctions Cruel?

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Are Sanctions Cruel?

Sanctions are intended to exert economic pressure on targeted groups of persons and countries to either prevent conducting business as usual or, at the very least, make it more expensive to do so. It is hoped that such impediments will cause sanctioned parties to reconsider their course of action and change it. When the scope […]

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Explaining Explainability

What is explainability? There is a lot of chatter about it in relation to software applications, in particular those that leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Regulators have been sort of blunt about use of these technologies: a firm can’t just buy and implement a new piece of technology, […]

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Much Ado, or Mucha Don’t?

On June 16th, President Donald Trump, to much fanfare, announced he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba”. Despite the implication that the changes to the Cuban sanctions program made over the prior two years by the Obama Administration would be largely reversed, a closer look reveals that the changes are significantly more […]

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