Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, represents Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. Follow her on Twitter: @Ilhan

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Economic and sector sanctions are too often designed to inflict maximum pain on civilians, not empower them. (Photo: Syrian Refugees/Josh Zakary/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sanctions Are Part of a Failed Foreign Policy Playbook. Stop Relying on Them.
Less than three weeks have passed since President Trump spoke on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting off a cascade of destabilizing events that have endangered U.S. national security, the Middle East and the world. What has happened after Turkey’s invasion of northeastern...
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Monday, March 18, 2019
We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.
Since I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one in one of the richest countries in...
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