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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:

Why Do People Still Care About Davos?

Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it's still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.

Can the Threat of More U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Save Ukraine?

Also on the show: Why the demand for egg freezing has soared during the pandemic.

Should the Government Be in the Business of Price Controls?

Also on the show: The economics of the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones.

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