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Sahand Moarefy: Partially Unwinding Sanctions: The Problematic Construct of Sanctions Relief in the JCPOA (Lawfare Research Paper Series)

By Susan Hennessey
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:52 AM

Lawfare is pleased to announced the publication of a new working paper in the Lawfare Research Paper Series: Partially Unwinding Sanctions: The Problematic Construct of Sanctions Relief in the JCPOA by Sahand Moarefy.

From the abstract:

By partially unwinding the sanctions regime against Iran, the United States has sought to achieve two goals: provide Iran some meaningful level of economic relief such that it carries through with its commitment to scale back its nuclear program, while preserving the U.S.’s architecture of sanctions that target Iran for non-nuclear reasons. Barring any additional actions by policymakers, this paper argues that the United States has unwound sanctions based on legal distinctions that make it unlikely that it can achieve these goals. The paper concludes by sketching possible solutions for U.S. policymakers.

The paper can be downloaded as a pdf here.

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