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2001 Report Card
2002 New Sanctions Study

USA*Engage sample letters opposing the “Syria Accountability Act”
Letter to Administration
Letter to Congress

May 20, 2002
USA*Engage strongly urges the Bush Administration to reverse course and lift the forty-year embargo with Cuba as a means of achieving the President's goal of promoting democracy in that Caribbean country.
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May 15, 2002
USA*Engage today hails the recommendations made by the bipartisan House Cuba Working Group in its review of United States policy toward Cuba.
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USA*Engage hails former President Jimmy Carter's unprecedented speech on Cuban state radio and television urging Cuba to "join the community of democracies" and calling on the U.S. to "take the first step" by lifting the 40 year old embargo on Cuba.
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May 14, 2002
USA*Engage today applauds the pro-engagement recommendations made in the report released today by the President’s special envoy to Sudan, former Senator John Danforth.
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May 2, 2002
In a letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other key Members of Congress, USA*Engage urged the House to reject the “Syria Accountability Act of 2002” (H.R.4483).
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Read analysis of the bill by Murhaf Jouejati of the Middle East Institute

April 16, 2002
"A Wider Lens: U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World," Council on Foreign Relations,
Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska

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April 12 , 2002
While unilateral sanctions continue to be imposed by the United States, the frequency in which they are implemented has decreased since the late 1990s, according to a new study released today at the USA*Engage Annual Meeting by Dr. Barry Carter, Director of the International Business and Economic Law Program at the Georgetown University Law Center.
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March 27, 2002
USA*Engage Commits to Fight Ineffective Cuba Policies. The USA*Engage coalition has agreed to support changes in three ineffective U.S. policies towards Cuba in 2002.
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March 21, 2002
USA*Engage today hails the creation of the House Bipartisan Working Group on Cuba that will review current United States policy towards the Caribbean country.
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March 13, 2002
Prospects for Progress: America and Iran After 9-11, American Iranian Council,
Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of Delaware, Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations
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February 21, 2002
Murray Hiebert of the Far Eastern Economic Review writes, “Fight Evil or Win Friends?  The American president has a single foreign-policy obsession: eliminating "evil." But on his coming visits to South Korea, Japan and China, he'll find that a more nuanced approach might pay off.”
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February 12, 2002
On CNN”s “Greenfield at Large,” former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle, and Newsweek International editor, Fareek Zakaria debate the future of U.S.- Iranian relations.
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February 12, 2002
The Senate Appropriations Treasury Subcommittee held hearings yesterday questioning the effectiveness of the travel ban on Cuba as a component of broad Cuba sanctions, reports the Washington Post.
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February 10, 2002
Abbas Amanat writes in the New York Times, “Making an enemy of Iran — much less attacking it, even surgically — would have the effect of rallying the Iranian public behind the conservative clerics of the Islamic regime led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The losers would be the voices of moderation and political reform among Iranians deeply frustrated with the domination of the hard-line clergy.”
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February 7, 2002
Michael O’Hanlon of the New York Times advocates engagement with North Korea. He writes,“In his State of the Union address, President Bush took aim at what he called an "axis of evil" — countries like Iraq, Iran and North Korea together with their terrorist associates. He implied that the United States might take strong action against all parts of this global collection of unpalatable actors. However, Mr. Bush is wrong to lump these countries and terrorist groups together. We will harm our security if we fail to appreciate the great differences among them.”
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February 4, 2002
The Washington Post’s Alan Sipress writes, “By including Iran last week in the "axis of evil," President Bush put an end to one of the most unlikely U.S. initiatives to emerge after the Sept. 11 attacks: the administration's delicate exploration of closer ties with Tehran.”
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February 1, 2002
Citing the critical need for a sound trade policy in 2002, USA*Engage applauds President Bush's endorsement of Trade Promotion Authority in the State of the Union address.
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