“I always like to describe Congress as writing in pen, and the administration as writing in pencil.”
In the latest episode of the “Sanctions Space” podcast, Justine Walker is joined by Matt Zweig, Senior Director of Policy at FDD Action. They discuss how sanctions are introduced within the U.S. political system, who the key movers and shakers are, and looking ahead to future congressional sanctions priorities.
Previously, Zweig served as Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. From July 2019 to December 2020, Zweig served as the Senior Sanctions Advisor in the Office of the Special Representative for Syria Engagement. From 2001 to 2018, Zweig served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including for more than 10 years as Senior Professional Staff, where he was responsible for sanctions and illicit finance policy. You can read Zweig’s full bio here.
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