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Trump Administration Gives Teeth to Pentagon List and Restricts U.S. Investment in Publicly Traded Securities of Chinese Military Companies Operating in the United States

China, USA - November 16 2020 Over the past summer, prompted by a bipartisan Congressional letter identifying a two‑decade‑old statute as an unused tool in confronting China’s…

Reema Shocair Ali, John P. Carlin, Jiang Liu, John E. Smith, Nicholas J. Spiliotes

OFAC 2020 Year in Review

China, Cuba, Hong Kong, Iran, Russia, USA - February 16 2021 In too many ways to count, 2020 was an extraordinary year. As we move into 2021 with optimism for an end to the pandemic and better days ahead, we…

Reema Shocair Ali, Panagiotis C. Bayz, Andrea L. Delisi, Brandon L. Van Grack, John E. Smith

Defense Bill Aims Additional Sanctions at Turkey, Russia, and China

China, Russia, Turkey - December 14 2020 One of the widest-ranging bills of the U.S. Congress’s legislative year, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), is…

John P. Carlin, Jiang Liu, John E. Smith, B. Chen Zhu

No More Cuban Cigars or Rum: Trump Administration Tightens Cuban Sanctions, Again

Cuba, USA - September 28 2020 On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the Trump Administration, via the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), announced…

Saqib Alam, Panagiotis C. Bayz, Felix Helmstädter, John E. Smith

Strategic Competition Act: Creating More Tools to Counter China’s Expanding Influence

China, USA - April 28 2021 On April 8, 2021, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), and the Committee’s ranking member, Jim…

David Allman, Jonathan M. Babcock, Brandon L. Van Grack, Charles L. Capito III