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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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Commentary

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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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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Op-ed

Senior research scholar Richard Nephew writes in Fortune on how President Trump should respond to ExxonMobil's sanctions waiver application.

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew on the JCPOA Iran Deal. 

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In a three-part series from the Center on Global Energy Policy, three sets of authors examine the future of nuclear energy in the United States and throughout the world.

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Senior research scholar Richard Nephew testified before Canada's 42nd Parliament on Bill S-219, an Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations.

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