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Commentary

In the first of a four-part series on the Trump administration’s dramatic escalation of sanctions to pressure and punish U.S. adversaries, Richard Nephew examines sanctions on Iran.

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Report

China has emerged as a truly global actor, impacting every region and every major issue area. Writing as part of the new Global China project at Brookings, Richard Nephew examines China's shift from being on the receiving end of sanctions to using sanctions itself.

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Interview

Jason BordoffAntoine Halff, and Richard Nephew offer insights on the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil production and their potential impacts on energy markets, geopolitics, and energy security.

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Interview

CGEP Scholar Richard Nephew explains the implications of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announcement that Iran will take another step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal by restarting its nuclear research and development efforts without heed to limitations stipulated in the plan.

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Commentary

CGEP Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew analyzes the conflict brewing in the Persian Gulf and offers four observations and expectations for the coming week.

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Commentary

Jarrett Blanc and Richard Nephew discuss the imminent nuclear crisis in Iran, atomic archive and the path forward.

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Op-ed

CGEP Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew, and Eric Brewer, Fellow and Deputy Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explain why the Trump Administration's new redline on Iran is seriously flawed.

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Testimony

Testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, CGEP Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew discussed the use of U.S. sanctions policy to address the problem of fentanyl abuse in the United States and how those sanctions might affect U.S. relations with China. 

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Commentary

CGEP Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew explores the Trump Administration efforts to drive Iranian oil exports to zero. 

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Report

This report reviews the 1982 Soviet Gas Pipeline episode, sets some lessons from it against the current US-European relationship and makes recommendations to modify current US sanctions practice in order to help manage partner concerns and avoid future crises. 

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