The New Normal(ization) | EMBARGOED! Episode 12

July 28, 2020

On the latest episode of EMBARGOED!, Brian and Tim dissect the continued downward spiral of U.S.-China relations, including the sweeping new Executive Order aimed at "normalizing" U.S. relations with Hong Kong and the latest tit-for-tat sanctions imposed by the U.S. and China, respectively. Next, we cover two notable recent enforcement actions: OFAC's settlement with Amazon and a joint DOJ/OFAC resolution with Essentra FZE relating to North Korea sanctions violations. Finally, in the Lightning Round, we share quick thoughts on recent OFAC designations targeting Nicaragua and some personal reflections on the United States' reliance on human rights as a basis for economic sanctions policies.


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0:10 Introduction and Roadmap

The Rundown
4:21 China Round-up
22:30 Amazon OFAC Enforcement Action
30:51 North Korea Enforcement Action by DOJ/OFAC

39:39 Lightning Round: 
40:00 Ortega's Inner Circle Targeted by OFAC
43:59 A Few Words on Human Rights and the Death Penalty

55:45 Final Thoughts

***Stay sanctions free.***