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United States sanctions Russian parties involved in Nord Stream 2

Russia, USA - January 26 2021 On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of State designated KVT-RUS and its vessel, Fortuna, for engaging in pipe-laying activities for the Nord…

Alexander Brandt, Claire Don, Leigh T. Hansson, Ozra O. Ajizadeh, William Young.

In its last full week, The Trump Administration re-designates Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Cuba - January 18 2021 On January 11, 2021, the U.S. State Department re-designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST), just six years after the Obama…

Alexander Brandt, Claire Don, Katherine Stavis, Leigh T. Hansson, William Young.

More trouble for Nord Stream 2 in the pipeline

USA - January 7 2021 As anticipated, on January 1, 2021, the United States Congress enacted the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, which…

Alexander Brandt, Claire Don, Katherine Stavis, Leigh T. Hansson, William Young.

The United States imposes sanctions on the Iranian financial sector

Iran, USA - October 12 2020 On October 8, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin designated the financial sector of Iran under Executive Order 13902, putting it…

Alexander Brandt, Katherine Stavis, Leigh T. Hansson.

President Trump signs executive order to unilaterally enforce UN arms embargo on Iran

Iran, USA - September 24 2020 On Monday, September 21, 2020, President Trump signed a new Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions on persons engaged in certain…

Alexander Brandt, Katherine Stavis, Leigh T. Hansson.