John Hughes on U.S. sanctions against Russia and Saudi Arabia

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John Hughes spoke with Bloomberg about the Biden administration's coordination with its European allies on sanctioning Russia and Saudi Arabia.

“They feel strongly they need to do that to restore American credibility with our allies, so that limits what they can do because the Europeans are never going to go as far as the U.S. may want to. [...] They want people to say, ‘Listen these are bad actors,’ and that allows them to have the moral authority to get allies on board to do other things. [...] They’re really trying to figure out where sanctions can be effective and how they can leverage them for actual foreign policy goals.”