New Russia Sanctions from Congress

Author
Elizabeth Rosenberg, ​Neil Bhatiya, Edorado Saravalle
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Center for a New American Security
Abstract
Congress adopted new sanctions in late July to codify and significantly expand U.S. financial restrictions on Russia and tightly constrain the president’s exercise of policy in this domain. The sanctions bill was driven by concerns over Russia’s interference in U.S. elections and destabilizing aggression abroad, as well as a broadly held belief by legislators that the president is mishandling critical national security issues. With these new sanctions authorities, Congress is taking an unprecedented step to assume greater control over a domain of foreign policy
Topic
International Relations, International Trade and Finance, International Security, International Affairs
Political Geography
Russia, America