Describes U.S. sanctions and regulatory tools targeting China’s military-industrial complex.
Export Controls & Sanctions
The Wisconsin Project conducts research and advocacy to support robust controls on strategic goods and enforcement of autonomous and international sanctions. Export controls and sanctions are powerful means of inhibiting the spread of technologies used to make weapons of mass destruction. Listed below is a selection of the Wisconsin Project’s work in these areas, including analysis of export control enforcement cases, Iran sanctions violations, and commentary on U.S. export control policy.
Hearing on “China’s Nuclear Forces”
On June 10, 2021, Valerie Lincy appeared before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to deliver prepared testimony at their hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces." The Commission has asked her to comment on China's role in the proliferation of missile and nuclear technologies, both as a supplier and an end user, the Chinese entities that are involved in such activities, and the extent to which these activities have affected U.S. national security interests and the global nonproliferation regime.
DPRK Advisory: Seller Beware!
US government publishes advisory on North Korean missile procurement and provides list of missile-related items.
Major Turkish Bank Prosecuted in Unprecedented Iran Sanctions Evasion Case
The indictment of Turkish state-owned Halkbank, unsealed late last year, is the first against a major bank for sanctions violations brought by the United States.
U.S. Targets Procurement Network Supplying Machine Tools to Iran
Analysis of an export enforcement case involving export-controlled machine tools sent to Iran via the UAE.
Commerce Department Warns Suppliers on Exports to Pakistan
On 30 August 2019, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Commerce Department published due diligence guidance for exports to Pakistan.
Proliferation to and from China Over Four Decades
Evaluating the evolution of Chinese proliferation and illicit procurement over the past 40 years.
Crackdown on Iranian Network Underscores Pattern in Illicit Procurement
A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran.
Letting ZTE Off the Hook, Again? Implications for Iran Sanctions Enforcement
The plight of Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE may have eased this week, as U.S. and Chinese officials met in Washington for high-level trade talks.
Treasury Takes Aim at Staff of Key Syrian Proliferator
On April 24, 2017, the United States sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in response to the Assad government’s April 4 sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikoun. The designations aim to further punish SSRC itself, rather than the contribution of any single individual. As such, the action highlights SSRC's central role in Syria's non-conventional weapon programs.