U.S. Sanctions Under a Trump Administration

13 December 2016
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Key takeaways

  • In recent years, the Obama administration has made significant changes to U.S. sanctions regimes, including relaxing US sanctions related to Cuba and Iran, and imposing new sanctions on Russia.
  • President-elect Trump has been critical of many of these changes and appears to be employing advisers and staffing his Cabinet with those who share his views.
  • Because the Obama administration’s changes were implemented through executive action, President-elect Trump will have substantial discretion to unwind many of the changes.