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Maintaining America’s Coercive Economic Strength: Five Trends to Watch in U.S. Sanctions

Mar 27, 2019
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Center for a New American Security
Washington, D.C.

Please join us for a public event on trends to watch in U.S. sanctions. Sanctions have become a central tool of foreign policy and have been used to address a range of threats to U.S. national security including states like North Korea and Iran, terrorist groups, drug cartels, and corrupt businesspeople.

The event will coincide with the release of a new CNAS report titled Maintaining America’s Coercive Economic Strength: Five Trends to Watch in U.S. Sanctions from select members of the CNAS Future of U.S. Sanctions Task Force and principally co-authored by Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell.

The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Rosenberg (Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program) and Peter Harrell (Adjunct Senior Fellow of the CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program). Featured panelists for the event will be:

  • Howard Berman, Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP and Former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
  • Adam Szubin, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Former Acting Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
  • Additional speakers to be confirmed

This panel will: (1) explain how the role of sanctions in U.S. foreign policy has evolved and (2) the steps that U.S. policymakers can take to preserve the strength of sanctions in the future.

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Center for a New American Security
1152 15th St. NW
Suite 950
Washington, D.C. 20005
U.S.