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U.S. Reinstates Sanctions on Iran: Many Implications

November 7, 2018

Episode Notes:

On Monday, the U.S reinstated the remainder of sanctions against Iran and its importers, completing its unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The implications cut across many political dimensions and international relationships, so we brought two incredible guests to walk us through it: Aaron Stein, Resident Senior Fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and Samantha Sultoon, Visiting Senior Fellow with the Global Business & Economics Program and with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. This is an incisive and lively talk.
Don't miss this one. (~15 minutes)

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 1:21 ] Scale of the impact in Iran and global economy
[ 2:18 ] How Major European countries are trying to circumvent the sanctions
[ 3:18 ] Setting a precedent?
[ 4:33 ] Sanctions without purpose?
[ 6:55 ] Can U.S. still be a credible broker to Iran?
[ 8:33 ] The efficacy of future sanctions
[ 9:49 ] Reputational costs impairing future agreements
[ 12:56 ] Give one piece advice to the Administration