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Making Sense of U.S. Sanctions and the Turkish Ceasefire

October 21, 2019

Episode Notes:

As a part of a deal to pause Turkey's incursion in Syria for five days, the U.S. Administration agreed it will remove the sanctions it recently established. However, a bipartisan group of senators has said they will move "full steam" ahead with tough sanctions legislation.

Samantha Sultoon, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, joins the WarCast to discuss the various sanctions, their purposes, and the potential impact on the situation.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:56 ] Details of the original sanctions
[ 2:12 ] Congressional sanctions
[ 4:10 ] Purpose of the sanctions
[ 5:33 ] How sanctions could be effective
[ 6:37 ] Impact of uncoordinated sanctions between Congress and White House
[ 9:05 ] The incredible potential of the executive order

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