A Policy Playbook on Nonproliferation Sanctions
Publication info: Keough School of Global Affairs, December 2020
Full text: Read this report at curate.nd.edu
In a new policy report published by the Keough School of Global Affairs, peacebuilding policy experts summarize their recommendations for the incoming administration of President-Elect Joe Biden. From Crisis to Opportunity: A Policy Playbook on Nonproliferation Sanctions traces the negative consequences of Washington’s misuse of sanctions, argues for a recalibration of US nonproliferation policy, and articulates specific recommendations for the incoming Biden administration. Using Iran and North Korea as case studies, the authors argue for a greater commitment to incentives-based bargaining and strategies for reciprocal threat reduction to reduce nuclear dangers and enhance international cooperation for peace and security.
The report provides the following directions for a more effective and calibrated nonproliferation policy that includes sanctions as part of a broader package of incentives and diplomacy:
- Extend New START
- Engage with North Korea
- Seek renewed agreement with Iran
- Overhaul US sanctions policy
The report concludes with three recommended principles to guide the work of the proposed National Commission and for the development of new approaches for US economic statecraft.
Millar, Alistair, George A. Lopez, David Cortright, and Linda Gerber. From Crisis to Opportunity: A Policy Playbook on Nonproliferation Sanctions. Notre Dame, IN: Keough School of Global Affairs, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7274/r0-zmap-7787
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