International sanctions against Iran include a long list of products that are banned from export to the country. Sanctions have also throttled money transfers to and from Iran. DW reporter Dan Hirschfeld took a look at the effects on daily life.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure from Washington and conservative forces in Tehran. Threats of revitalizing the nuclear problem actually diverge from his interests, says DW's Matthias von Hein.
With the European Commission deciding to take legal action against Poland for its efforts to take control of courts, DW takes a look at the decision-making process behind sanctions - and whether they're effective.
Russia has been disillusioned by the new round of tough sanctions passed by the US Congress. A fresh start in relations between the two superpowers seems unlikely, and there are growing calls for retaliation.
A new round of US sanctions on Russia hammered out by Congress includes language that would make it harder for President Trump to lift them. But the bill also contains a passage that could increase tensions with Europe.
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