Using the Magnitsky Act to sanction corrupt power brokers and human rights abusers can open space for better U.S. partners.
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The special rapporteur calls for sanctions against 15 people, including the crown prince.
The United States has long promised to ensure trade in humanitarian goods for countries under its economic sanctions. Yet the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran is rendering these legal exemptions unworkable in practice.
The United States has taken several escalatory steps in recent months to suspend delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey. If the dispute escalates and the U.S. cancels the transfer or removes Turkey from the F-35 production program, a range of legal issues could result.
The latest move in the Trump administration's pressure campaign is more bark than bite.
The U.S. Names the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a Terrorist Organization and Sanctions the International Criminal Court
These measures reflect broader trends of growing U.S. reliance on targeted sanctions—including going after named individuals—as means for addressing broader foreign and security challenges.
The emergence of a financial intermediary vehicle that exists beyond the U.S. financial system has potentially adverse implications for U.S. sanctions policy.
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
There’s not much new in the sanctions the Trump administration finally levied against Russia on March 15.