1,500 People and Counting: The Trump Administration Is In Love with Sanctions
The National Interest -

Daniel R. DePetris


By the end of 2018, approximately 1,500 individuals and entities were included on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list, a significant increase over the previous year.

There is no activity policymakers and lawmakers in Washington, DC enjoy more than enacting sanctions on the bad guys. If somebody, somewhere, is behaving in a less than ideal way or is challenging U.S. policy objectives, stepping up the sanctions pressure is likely the very...

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