Brian and Tim try to decipher recent signals that JCPOA 2.0 may be in trouble and share their thoughts on what to look for during the coming weeks. We next turn to the new multilateral sanctions recently imposed on Belarus before checking in on China to discuss the merciful end of the #tiktokban (and what’s on the horizon under E.O. 14034), as well as recent aggressive actions by the U.S. targeting forced labor. Finally, in the Lightning Round, we do a quick dissection of the court decision dismissing Oleg Deripaska’s challenge to his SDN listing and offer thoughts on OFAC’s recent COVID-related general licenses and guidance.

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Roadmap:

Introduction

The Rundown
Is JCPOA 2.0 Going Down in Flames?
New Belarus Sanctions
End of TikTok Ban and New E.O. Protecting Sensitive Data
Latest U.S. Actions Targeting Forced Labor in Xinjiang

Lightning Round
Deripaska Lawsuit Dismissed
OFAC GLs and Guidance re COVID Relief

Final Thoughts

***Stay sanctions free.***