Liz Rosenberg quoted in S&P Global article, “Oil Price Crash Prompts Tougher U.S. Sanctions Push on Iran, Venezuela Flows: Analysts”

"'Something that's really interesting is how much has not changed,' said Elizabeth Rosenberg, director of the energy program at the Center for a New American Security and a former senior sanctions adviser at the Department of the Treasury. 'In a collapsed oil market there's every additional opportunity for sanctions hawks to layer it on. In fact, it's in the interest of U.S. producers who are grasping for a lifeline...' "'I would like to think that the basis for sanctions is a [...]

2020-03-30T10:58:49-04:00March 24, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Liz Rosenberg quoted in Slate article, “Would Lifting Sanctions Really Help With Iran’s Coronavirus Crisis?”

"At this point, it’s probably not enough for the U.S. to say that companies are allowed to sell drugs and medical equipment to Iran to help battle the coronavirus—they’re already technically allowed to sell those things. But that doesn’t mean the U.S. can just sit back. 'There are small and large steps the United States can take to try to speed aid to Iran,' says Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former Treasury Department official who is now a senior fellow at the Center [...]

2020-03-24T11:33:37-04:00March 18, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Liz Rosenberg interviewed by NPR, “Iran Sanctions Aggravate Coronavirus Crisis”

"'The pressure of economic sanctions does show up in the difficulty that, say, Iran has in getting access to medicine and medical devices.' "Elizabeth Rosenberg is a former senior Treasury official now at the Center for a New American Security. She says international banks and companies worry they'll be blacklisted by the Trump administration if they do business with Iran. In theory, the U.S. sanctions do allow for items, such as food and medical supplies, to be sold to Iran. But [...]

2020-03-13T15:45:36-04:00March 7, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Dan Shapiro writes in NPR: “Trump’s Fundamentally Flawed ‘Vision’ For Mideast Peace”

"When President Trump issued his 'Vision for Peace, Prosperity, and a Brighter Future for Israel and the Palestinian People' at the White House on Tuesday, I was reminded that no one should be more humble about critiquing new Middle East peace initiatives than those who have taken part in previous ones. I am in the club of U.S. government officials who poured thousands of hours into that effort — and failed. "So I appreciate President Trump, Jared Kushner and their colleagues' [...]

2020-01-31T16:11:21-05:00January 30, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Liz Rosenberg quoted in The New York Times article, “Bolton Book Puts New Focus on Trump’s Actions in Turkey and China Cases”

"Elizabeth Rosenberg, who served as a senior Treasury adviser working on sanctions issues during the Obama administration and who now studies sanctions policy at the Center for a New American Security, said Mr. Trump’s interventions were unusual and disruptive. “'This is not the norm in Washington,' she said. 'He is making up sanctions policy on his own, and influencing the course of policy in a way that undermines United States priorities and has shocked United States allies...'" Read the full article [...]

2020-01-31T16:10:04-05:00January 28, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Liz Rosenberg quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Additional Iran-Related Sanctions by U.S. May Have Little Impact, Sanctions Experts Say”

"The EU’s decision would be important particularly amid diverging policies between Europe and the U.S., said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. The U.S. and EU previously coordinated sanctions lists and worked together to reach the 2015 nuclear deal. However, their sanctions strategies are no longer in alignment since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear pact in 2018. “'It’s different this time,' said Ms. Rosenberg, who previously advised on Iran sanctions [...]

2020-01-16T21:05:16-05:00January 6, 2020|Economy & Trade|

Liz Rosenberg writes with Jordan Tama in Defense One: “Add Economic Policy to Deterrence Planning”

"American defense leaders have adapted over the years to shifts in technology and conflict — for example, accepting space and cyber as principal warfighting domains and integrating them into planning and thinking about deterrence and escalation. But national security policymakers are overdue to incorporate economic instruments, such as sanctions and trade controls, into planning for conflicts and crises. "From Russia and North Korea to Iran and Venezuela, U.S. presidents and lawmakers have long employed varying levels of economic pressure to alter [...]

2020-01-16T21:43:19-05:00December 16, 2019|Cybersecurity & Defense, Economy & Trade|

Ely Ratner, Liz Rosenberg, and Paul Scharre write in Foreign Affairs: “Beyond the Trade War: A Competitive Approach to Countering China”

"The verdict is in on U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Regardless of whether U.S. negotiators soon reach a deal with Beijing, the administration’s initial gambit has run aground. After wreaking havoc on portions of the U.S. economy with his trade policies, the president is now angling to freeze or roll back tariffs on Chinese products in exchange for almost nothing. Deal or no deal in the coming days, it is clear that the United States needs a fundamentally [...]

Liz Rosenberg quoted in The New Yorker article, “Could Iran’s Revolution Unravel Over a Four-Cent Price Hike?”

"For now, the Islamic Republic may be able to contain the unrest. 'The violence is not necessarily a precursor to more massive political violence in Iran; nor is it the desperate and bloody response of a regime verging on collapse,' Elizabeth Rosenberg, a former treasury specialist now at the Center for a New American Security, told me. Despite Iran’s struggles under powerful sanctions, 'it would be folly to underestimate the staying power of Iran’s regime élites who are experts at repressive [...]

2019-12-13T07:41:53-05:00December 6, 2019|Economy & Trade|
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