March 25, 2021

CNAS Launches ‘Sanctions by the Numbers’ Newsletter

Washington, March 25, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced the launch of the Sanctions by the Numbers email newsletter. The first edition of the newsletter will be published on Thursday, April 1.

Each month, the Sanctions by the Numbers newsletter will offer comprehensive analysis and visualization of major patterns, changes, and developments in U.S. sanctions policy and economic statecraft. Each edition will highlight key thematic issues in sanctions policy, such as human rights and corruption, as well as geographical regions like Iran, China, Russia, and North Korea.

The Sanctions by the Numbers series provides data-driven insights about key trends in U.S. sanctions policy, serving as a resource for economic and trade coverage by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Axios, and other leading media outlets. Originally launched as a set of online commentaries in February 2020, the first seven editions of the series presented key findings from an ongoing data-tracking project conducted by the CNAS Energy, Economics, and Security Program. Members of the program collect and analyze sanctions data from publicly available government sources, such as the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

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  • Chris Estep

    Former Communications Officer

    Chris Estep is a former Communications Officer at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he coordinated the Center’s digital engagement and congressional relatio...