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Commentary

Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew and David Mortlock explore the history of the EU blocking regulation and potential outcomes of the United States unilaterally reimposing secondary sanctions for Iran today.

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Op-ed

Writing in the Financial Times, Senior Scholar Richard Nephew explains why the Iran nuclear deal is in the US’s national security interest.

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew examines how different parties might respond to  President Trump's announcement that he will no longer certify that the the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), is in the U.S. national interest. 

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Testimony

Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar and David Mortlock, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, submit written testimony to the UK Parliament on sanctions policy post-Brexit.

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Report

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew assesses the unintended consequences of sanctions and explores to what degree such consequences should be considered when formulating statecraft. Using the case of U.S. sanctions against Iran--which were first imposed in 1996 in the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA) and followed up by the comprehensive embargo against Iran erected by President Clinton--Nephew examines whether these sanctions had a discernible, deleterious impact on Pakistan and its energy firms, as a result of a diminished Iranian natural gas sector.

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Op-ed

Writing in Fortune Magazine, Senior Scholar Richard Nephew outlines why new U.S. sanctions against Russia might not actually do anything.

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Commentary

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew writes that despite the announcement on July 17th that the Trump Administration is going to keep the United States in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, the deal is on life support.

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Senior Scholar Richard Nephew writes that the U.S. House of Representatives should pass bill S.722 – one that would seek to impose new mandatory sanctions against Russia and authorize the president to impose measures at his own discretion – in order to re-establish deterrence with Russia over its broader foreign policy agenda.  

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Book

Senior Scholar Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness.

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Report

Jonathan Brewer and Richard Nephew identify key issues and obstacles faced by United Nations sanctions committees, panel members, and member states, and offer recommendations for how to solve some of these challenges, in light of the importance of sanctions as part of the UNSC policy-making process.

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