December 22, 2021

C&SN’s Founder and Senior Advisor Kay Guinane is quoted, arguing that while new general licenses issued by the Treasury Department “represent important progress in protecting the lifesaving work of civil society groups in Afghanistan… Ultimately, no amount of licensing can resolve this crisis. Wherever sanctions exist, banks have been hesitant to provide financial services to nonprofits, even when those transactions are perfectly legal. Taking more proactive steps to reassure banks is one step Treasury can take to address this issue.” Read the full article on Common Dreams.