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Vessel in the Strait of Hormuz
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Ilan Goldenberg, Jessica Schwed and Kaleigh Thomas

As tensions rise in the Strait of Hormuz, Ilan Goldenberg, Jessica Schwed, and Kaleigh Thomas examine three scenarios for military conflict between Iran and the United States and assess the potential impacts on global oil prices—as one specific representation of the immediate economic impact of conflict—as well as broader strategic implications.

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.

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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