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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

Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Hudson joins International Crisis Group’s The Horn podcast to discuss US sanctions on Sudan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Сегодня Крым, Россия завтра?

С аннексии Крыма весной 2014 года, Россия изменяла Украинский полуостров на темную дырку человеческих прав и огромная военную базу. Эта худшая ситуация может быть переменены в других местах в России и дальше, предупреждает Мелинда Харинг.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The effect of US sanctions on the Iran-Iraq alliance

The potential sanctions against Iraq under consideration now could damage the United States’ goals in that country and would only embolden Iran’s position—the exact scenario that US policy has tried to avoid. Economic countermeasures, such as restrictions to Iraq’s Federal Reserve accounts—could not only cede economic clout within Iraq to Tehran but could also have significant impact on the US dollar's global position.

New Atlanticist by Michael Greenwald

Economic Sanctions

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Stemming Maduro’s Illicit Activities: What’s Next After the Jan. 5 Elections?

Beyond hyperinflation and human rights abuses, the Maduro regime has diversified its criminal portfolio and profited from a host of illicit activities, from drug smuggling to illegal mining.

Event Recap by Pablo Reynoso

Corruption Crisis Management

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Chemali quoted in CNN on US imposed sanctions on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Kadhim quoted in PBS on US sanctions against Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iraq

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Hausheer Ali joins Alghad TV (Arabic) to discuss Trump’s confrontation with Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arabic Conflict

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Slavin quoted in JNS on Trump’s address on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Morningstar and Fried quoted in Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Nord Stream 2 sanctions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Eastern Europe Economic Sanctions