Sanctions

Foreign Affairs Article

Bank Shots

Author: Rachel L. Loeffler

Financial sanctions have become a key tool of U.S. foreign policy. Measures taken against Iran and North Korea make clear that this new financial statecraft can be effective, but true success will require persuading global banks to accept a shared sense of risk.

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WI: Economic Sanctions against Iran: Engaging, Not Confronting, Allies

Author: Michael Jacobson

This policy paper from Michael Jacobson, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, argues that the Bush administration should use Congressional pressure to employ tougher economic sanctions against Iran as leverage in its efforts to forge effective international cooperation on Iran.

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Washington Institute: Economic Sanctions against Iran: Engaging, Not Confronting, Allies

Author: Michael Jacobson

This policy paper from Michael Jacobson, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, argues that the Bush administration should use Congressional pressure to employ tougher economic sanctions against Iranas leverage in its efforts to forge effective international cooperation on Iran.

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Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

This U.S. Department of the Treasury states, "As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them."

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