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The Morning Briefing: Economic sanctions

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about economic sanctions.

1.) Options and rules of economic sanctions against Japan. The dispute over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands has already escalated to the point where economic sanctions may be an option for policy makers and the public -- and China is capable of a trade war with Japan.

2.) U.S. wants India to sway Iran to join nuclear talks. The U.S. wants India to persuade Iran to return to the negotiating table on its nuclear programme, the first time it has openly asked New Delhi to intercede with Tehran.

3.) 'Sanctions on Iran amount to economic, financial aggression'. In 2009, Janos Drabik published his latest book Crisis and Truth in which he discussed the collapse of the world financial system and possible solutions to the world economic crisis.

4.) U.S. lifts more economic sanctions on Burma. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the lifting of U.S. import bans on Burma in response to democratic reforms implemented by the new government there.

5.) Is China becoming a sanctioning state?

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— By on October 21, 2012, 4:48 PM PST

Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure