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EMBARGOED!: Dawn of a New Era for U.S. Sanctions?


Brian and Tim kick things off by dissecting the results of The Treasury 2021 Sanctions Review, which charts a (somewhat) new path for OFAC-administered sanctions. We debate what it all means and where things could be headed in the future. Next, we focus on OFAC's latest guidance for the virtual currency industry and how that ties together with DOJ's announcement of a new National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team and redoubled efforts to investigate and prosecute export controls and sanctions violations. We then move to China to consider the messy circumstances surrounding ZTE's court-appointed monitor and an even messier foreign policy situation currently brewing between the U.S. and China over Taiwan. Finally, in the Lightning Round, we share quick thoughts on the extradition of Alex Saab and the impact on the Maduro regime before turning to JCPOA 2.0 to ponder whether the door to a deal is just about closed.

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EMBARGOED! is not intended and cannot be relied on as legal advice; the content only reflects the thoughts and opinions of its hosts.

EMBARGOED! is intelligent talk about sanctions, export controls, and all things international trade for trade nerds and normal human beings alike, hosted by Miller & Chevalier Members Brian Fleming and Tim O'Toole.  Each episode will feature deep thoughts and hot takes about the latest headline-grabbing developments in this area of the law, as well as some below-the-radar items to keep an eye on.  Subscribe for new bi-weekly episodes so you don't miss out: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | YouTube