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Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Slavin quoted in TRUTHOUT on the impact of economic sanctions on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Thu, Nov 14, 2019

What’s Next on Sanctions? An Update on Legislative & Executive Branch Activity

On November 7th, 2019 the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program co-hosted a high-level roundtable conversation with Morrison & Foerster to discuss recent and future sanctions activity by the US legislative and executive branches.

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Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Chemali quoted in Al-Monitor on Turkey Sanctions

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Dagres featured on The Monocle explaining the background of Iranian sanctions

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019

Sanctions are effective—if used correctly

Ilhan Omar is spot on that sanctions are not a one-size fits all solution to the United States’ problems. But her critique of sanctions as a failed tool in the foreign policy playbook misses the mark.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

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Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Slavin quoted in The Independent on Iranian access to humanitarian goods

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Kempe joins CNBC to discuss Chinese authorities encouraging a U.S. decoupling

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Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Sudanese finance minister shares plan for economic revival

On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted H.E. Ibrahim Elbadawi, minister of finance of the Republic of the Sudan, for a public discussion on the Sudanese economy. Following the ouster of longstanding president Omar al-Bashir in April and months of popular protests that led to the formation of a civilian-led transitional government […]

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Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Sultoon joins War on the Rocks to discuss various sanctions on Turkey

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Forget Telegram: Iranians are using Instagram to shop

Maryam searched all over Neyshabur’s pharmacies, a town in northeastern Iran, for her mother’s diabetes medication. “I came back home, exhausted and didn’t know what to say to my mother,” the 30-year-old economist explained. “It was late in the night and I searched Instagram. Wow! I found a place where I could buy my mother’s medicine.” […]

IranSource by Fariba Parsa

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