Experts

Bart Oosterveld

Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Brian O’Toole

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

John Forrer

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Sara Bazoobandi

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business and Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

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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

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

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

FATF blacklists Iran, but does it matter?

The decision to impose counter-measures by the Paris-based body signals something of an end to the group’s patience with Iran, especially by the European Union, after Tehran failed to follow through on the action plan it agreed upon with the FATF to address its deficiencies.

IranSource by Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Iran

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Chemali quoted in CNN on US imposed sanctions on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Russia gas pipeline sanctions legislation (PEES Act): A way ahead

Enacting the sanctions mandated by the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act (PEES Act), for all its careful crafting, may not actually block Nord Stream II but may instead burden the US-German relationship. Rather than impose sanctions, the administration should waive them for now but prepare even stronger contingency sanctions to be implemented should the Kremlin once again use gas exports as political leverage against Ukraine, Central Europe, or the Baltics.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions European Union

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Amb. Fried quoted on Swedbank violations of US sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

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.

Event Recaps

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Chemali quoted in Al-Monitor on Turkey Sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

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

Economic Sanctions

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Fried quoted in The Washington Post on discontent with Pompeo at the State Department

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Ukraine