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July 05, 2021

Biden to Temper U.S. Use of Sanctions Weapons, Officials Say

Featuring Jason Bartlett

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist Ian Talley

The Biden administration is revamping the way the U.S. uses punitive sanctions, aiming to stem sweeping pressure campaigns, avoid collateral economic damage and act jointly with allies rather than unilaterally, according to people involved in the planning process.

The administration has nearly completed an extensive review of U.S. sanctions policy, which is expected out near the end of summer, according to one official. While details are still being ironed out, Biden administration officials have foreshadowed elements of the new strategy in a series of actions, including the planned easing of economywide sanctions against Iran.

Details of President Biden’s approach also were described by current and former administration officials as well as by incoming officials during congressional meetings.

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  • Jason Bartlett

    Former Research Associate, Energy, Economics, and Security Program

    Jason Bartlett is a former Research Associate for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS. He analyzes developments and trends in sanctions policy and evasion tact...