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Negotiations between the U.S. and Iran over the mutual return of the two countries to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action are currently deadlocked. This post provides an overview of U.S. sanctions against Iran and explains those sanctions currently at issue in stalled talks.
A response to Paul Stephan and some thoughts about the ongoing debate.
Russia’s relatively weaker position within the global financial system has limited Putin’s punitive options in response to Western economic and financial sanctions. Cyberspace offers attractive alternative options for hackers and security planners in Moscow.
While China’s CIPS would not help Russia evade the full brunt of U.S. and allied sanctions, the U.S. should keep a watchful eye on CIPS because it is a crucial piece in China’s broader ambition in international finance.
The relationship between foreign sovereign immunity and sanctions against central banks is important but often mischaracterized.
A review of Nicholas Mulder, “The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War” (Yale University Press, 2022).
Humanitarian groups often express frustration with U.S. sanctions, which can hinder the deliver of aid during crises and make banks reluctant to work with them, but there are ways to bridge this gap.
The Commerce Department should restructure the ICTS rules to adopt a sanctions framework by creating a new list of entities that would be prohibited from selling ICTS into the U.S. market.
The European Union has stopped issuing cyber sanctions, but it's not for lack of new attacks.