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Fri, Nov 9, 2018

A road map of the re-imposed sanctions for Iran

President Trump announced on May 8, 2018 that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and the other P5+1 governments and re-impose nu- clear-related sanctions on Iran.

Issue Brief by David Mortlock, Nikki M. Cronin

Economic Sanctions Iran

Thu, Nov 8, 2018

US sanctions: Using a coercive and economic tool effectively

In recent years, US economic and financial sanctions have become favored tools of US power, having been deployed to address threats as disparate as human-rights abuses, Iranian nuclear proliferation, Russian aggression, transnational criminal activity, and the deteriorating situation in Venezuela. The Barack Obama administration, and the George W. Bush administration before it, used sanctions to […]

Issue Brief by David Mortlock and Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions

Mon, Nov 5, 2018

Global Energy Center experts weigh in on Iran sanctions

At 11:59 p.m. ET on November 4, the remaining sanctions on Iran’s energy, ship building, shipping, and banking sectors that had been lifted or waived under the JCPOA came back into full effect. Iran’s oil exports and revenue are a major part of the administration’s strategy to spur change in Iran on the part of […]

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David Mortlock is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. He is a partner at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he focuses on sanctions, export controls, and other international trade issues. Previously, he was director for international economic affairs at the White House National Security Council. He has served in various positions at the US Department of State, including deputy coordinator for sanctions policy and attorney-adviser for sanctions and terror finance. David was centrally involved in the development of the sanctions programs for Russia and Iran, including restrictions on those countries’ energy sectors. He also worked to ease the sanctions programs for Burma and Cuba.