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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Libra: Balancing Risks and Opportunities

Facebook has disclosed its plans to launch the ambitious new digital currency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. Operating on a version of blockchain, Libra hopes to become a widely adopted payment method, supported by Facebook's 2.4 bn users and a coalition of global corporations including Uber, Visa, and Spotify that form the Libra Association.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

20 Years in the making: Mercosur-European Union reach trade deal

Days after the announcement of the Mercosur-European Union trade deal, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center partnered with the Global Business and Economics Program and the Future Europe Initiative for a conference call to discuss the details and implications of the momentous agreement. A byproduct of two decades of discussions and forty rounds […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Brazil Economy & Business

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Tran in The Financial Times: Two proposals for WTO reform

In the News by Atlantic Council

China International Financial Institutions

Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Trump sanctions Iran’s Supreme Leader

The executive order allows US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose sanctions on officials appointed by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and those who provide material support to his office.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Economic Sanctions Iran
BRexit Sanctions

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Britain’s sanction post-Brexit

On June 12, the Global Business and Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a private roundtable on the implications of Brexit for the United Kingdom’s sanctions policy, featuring Qudsi Rasheed, sanctions envoy for the UK government. He explained in detail the UK’s new institutional set-up for sanctions policy. Mr. Rasheed also discussed UK-US-EU cooperation on […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Sanctions Lunch with Brian Hook: Prospects for the United States’ Maximum Pressure Campaign on Iran

On June 11, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s Economic Sanctions Initiative hosted a roundtable discussion on the prospects of the United States’ maximum pressure campaign on Iran, featuring Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
Lunch with Hook and Sanctions

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Sanctions lunch with Brian Hook: Prospects for the Untied States’ maximum pressure campaign on Iran

The Global Business and Economics (GBE) program hosted Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State. The conversation focused on current US sanctions strategy regarding Iran, and he outlined the Trump administration’s rationale behind both the withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and the maximum pressure campaign. […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Earl Anthony Wayne testifies before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control on combating drug trafficking

Watch the full testimony here

Testimony by Nicole Meir

Mon, Jun 10, 2019

Transatlantic Ties After the EU Elections: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation in Trade and Sanctions

On June 10, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics Program’s and Future Europe Initiative hosted a roundtable discussion on the current state and the future of transatlantic ties featuring Caroline Vicini, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the United States. The event also served as a farewell to Ms. Vicini, who after several years of distinguished leadership in her current position will be soon leaving Washington, DC.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

US Cuba policy: EU and Canadian firms to suffer?

On April 17 2019, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced an important change in the United States’ policy toward Cuba: Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democracy Solidarity Act of 1996 (LIBERTAD Act) would no longer be suspended. As a result of this decision, US claimants can now seek compensation for property confiscated by the Castro government. The move has important implications for US and foreign companies doing business in Cuba. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the history and purpose of the LIBERTAD Act, evaluates the policy’s potential impact on US allies’ economic interests in Cuba, and highlights its implications for the pressure campaign against the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

EconoGraphics by BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY SHIQING HUA, FRANCIS AUBEE, AND NICK BROWN

Cuba Economic Sanctions

Events

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Key Sanctions Risks and Trends with Kharon

The event will feature presentations by sanctions experts from the Atlantic Council and Kharon, a panel discussion, and an audience Q&A.

3:30pm Washington DC