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Ones and Tooze

How Sanctions Work (and Why They Often Don’t)

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Iranians have lived with them for years but remain defiant.

Representatives of Iran, the United States, and European countries met this week in Vienna for more talks on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but all sides seemed  doubtful that an agreement could be reached.

On Ones and Tooze this week, Adam Tooze and Cameron Abadi discuss the toll U.S.-led sanctions have had on Iranians for much of the past decade—devastating the country’s economy but failing to curb its nuclear program.

Also on the show: The travel and tourism industries accounted for a whopping 10.4 percent of GDP worldwide. Then COVID-19 came along.

About Ones and Tooze:  Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here.  See All Episodes

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More Ones and Tooze episodes:

The Fed Interest Rate Hike

Plus: Colombia’s critical election on Sunday.

Why the Russia-Ukraine War Has Germany Worried About Bunkers

Plus: The Faroe Islands and the economics of tiny governments.

How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women

Plus: Why the economy today reminds us of the 1970s—and why it doesn’t.

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To learn more about creating a podcast with FP Studios, contact Andrew Sollinger at andrew.sollinger@foreignpolicy.com.

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