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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. 

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast
From a crisis among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, to concerns over the security of oil supplies, economic stability, and OPEC policy, to calls by President Trump to end the Iran nuclear deal, what do recent developments in the world's...
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In a new commentary from the Center on Global Energy Policy, faculty affiliate Timothy Frye writes that despite the frequency of criticism that economic sanctions induce a rally around the flag affect, evidence in support of the claim is hard to come by.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

New sanctions are being proposed against countries including Iran, Russia, Venezuela and North Korea, with potentially significant implications for global energy markets. To discuss what these sanctions entail and their impact on global energy...

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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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CGEP Senior Scholar Tim Boersma and Corey Johnson, Associate Professor and Department Head of Geography at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, write on the view of U.S. energy sanctions against Russia from Europe.

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Senior Research Scholar Richard Nephew provides a brief overview of U.S. sanctions against Iran since the end of the hostage crisis in 1981.

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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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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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Faculty Affiliate Tim Frye writes in the Washington Post on whether economic sanctions against Russia have influenced levels of support for the Russian leadership.

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