Syria, United States
US Treasury grapples with complex application of Caesar Act

As the US attempts to shift its Syria policy, showing greater tolerance towards the normalisation of that country's relations with neighbouring states, Joe Biden is hampered by the sanctions regime put in place by the Trump administration, which also has officials overwhelmed. [...]
Published on 02.11.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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Caesar Act amendments make life easier for pro-Damas NGOs

By amending the Syrian sanctions legislation contained in the Caesar Act, Washington could help pro-Assad organisations to pursue their activities under the pretext that they are humanitarian in nature. By doing this while at the same time trying to maintain pressure on the regime, the Biden administration has shown that it has still not yet made up its mind about its Syrian policy.

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