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The Global Business & Economics Program’s
Economic Sanctions Initiative is galvanizing the transatlantic private and public community to stimulate thinking on economic sanctions and improve their design and implementation process.

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Wed, Apr 8, 2020

Jamil in The National Interest: America Must Lead on Sanctions Relief for Coronavirus-Stricken North Korea

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus East Asia

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

The case for public health sanctions

Public health sanctions should be deemed just as significant of a national security priority as sanctions against Iran and North Korea. In a globalized world, a territory’s poor public health standards or purposeful concealment of information about pandemic activity is practically an act of war against the rest of the world. As such, it makes sense that this negligence warrants economic sanctions consequences on par with those used to punish terror finance violations.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Lift Iran sanctions, but hit back hard if necessary

Only by suspending sanctions explicitly and across-the-board can the United States make a critical point directly to the people of Iran: Americans care about your health and well-being, even as your rulers suffocate you with breathtaking incompetence, bottomless corruption, and an appetite for violent aggression that wastes vital resources for the benefit of the lowest political lifeforms in the Arab world.

New Atlanticist by Frederic C. Hof

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19

As the world economy shuts down to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the humanitarian collateral effects of sanctions become more pronounced and potentially deadly. But the argument that the United States should unilaterally roll back sanctions draws a false dichotomy; sanctions do not have to be suspended or rolled back for the United States to better address humanitarian concerns.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economic Sanctions

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Slavin quoted in Middle East Eye on how sanctions hinder Iran’s ability to address coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Dagres quoted in The Monocle on US policy vis-à-vis Iran in light of COVID-19

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Slavin quoted in The Week on sanctions against Iran under coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Slavin in the American Conservative: Throttled by US sanctions, Iran struggles with the coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Economic Sanctions

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Removing Sudan’s terrorism designation: Proceeding with caution

No aspect of US policy towards Sudan has garnered more scrutiny, from both inside and outside the country, than Sudan’s continued designation on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list. But the issue itself—whether Sudan should remain on the list and what would be required to remove it—is vastly complicated.

AfricaSource by Cameron Hudson

Africa Democratic Transitions

Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Pushing back against Russian aggression: Legislative options

US President Donald J. Trump’s administration has found it challenging to maintain a consistent position with respect to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s repression at home and aggression abroad. It may again fall to Congress to attempt to counter Russia’s election interference, already ongoing in the form of disinformation; back Ukraine as its government seeks to […]

Issue Brief by Daniel Fried & Brian O'Toole

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business