Sanctions, sanctions, and more sanctions– everyone’s favorite tool of foreign policy sure has been making a lot of news lately. Here’s a round-up of the latest sanctions analysis here at the International Compliance Blog:
- Russia: Peter Jeydel summarized the Russia sanctions bill that the Senate passed on June 14, while Alexis Early assessed the bill’s prospect for passage in the House. Anthony Rapa dropped in on our good friends at the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast to discuss various aspects of the bill, Brian Egan and Peter homed in on the bill’s pipeline sanctions, and Peter analyzed recent designations under existing sanctions.
- Iran: The Trump Administration’s official review of sanctions relief under the nuclear deal, previously summarized by Anthony, continues apace. Meanwhile, the Senate passed new sanctions that would target supporters of Iran’s ballistic missile program, suppliers of arms to Iran, and perpetrators of human rights abuses in Iran.
- Cuba: Peter summarized President Trump’s new Cuba policy here and here, while Alexis addressed potential fallout in Congress.
- North Korea: More North Korea sanctions are making their way through Congress.
- Burma: Alexis summarized the official removal of the Burmese Sanctions Regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, capping years of improved relations between the United States and Burma, political reform in Burma, and gradual sanctions relief.