Tag: Foreign Policy

Biden Signs Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad

Biden Signs Executive Order to Deter Wrongful Detention of Americans Abroad

Amid the mounting tension brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, American President Joe Biden has signed an executive order this Tuesday to expand ​the tools available to deter and disrupt hostage-taking and wrongful detention of U.S. citizens abroad. According to the White House, this new order authorizes government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures to punish terrorist organizations, criminal groups, and foreign actors that take Americans hostage for financial or other gains.

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