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Alex Entz

CSIF Research Analyst

Biography:

Alex Entz is a Public Interest Fellow serving as research analyst for the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) at Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Previously, Alex worked in the Strategy Department at City Colleges of Chicago on an Education Pioneers fellowship. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he analyzed overnight lending markets and was a trader on the mortgage-backed securities desk. Alex hails from Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated from Northwestern University with honors in economics.

Alex Entz is a Public Interest Fellow serving as research analyst for the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF) at Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Previously, Alex worked in the Strategy Department at City Colleges of Chicago on an Education Pioneers fellowship. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he analyzed overnight lending markets and was a trader on the mortgage-backed securities desk. Alex hails from Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated from Northwestern University with honors in economics.

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Removing Sanctions While Retaining Leverage in Sudan

16th October 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Removing Sanctions While Retaining Leverage in Sudan

Alex Entz

Though President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal largely dominated headlines last week, it was not the administration’s only major foreign policy action. Last Thursday, the Trump administration lifted sanctions on over 200 Sudanese entities, a decision based in part on the Sudanese government’s reported progress in fighting terrorism, promoting peace, and improving humanitarian access throughout the country. The U.S. also secured assurances that Sudan would not buy weapons from North Korea. more...

Analysis & Commentary

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Javier E. David - CNBC

Al Qaeda’s arm in N. Africa has made around $100 million through ransom and drug trading, study says

Yaya J. Fanusie, Alex Entz

An affiliate of al-Qaeda that has executed several attacks across Africa — and is considered the organization's wealthiest branch — is sitting on millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains that help fund its deadly activities across the region, a new report said. more...

16th October 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

Removing Sanctions While Retaining Leverage in Sudan

Alex Entz

Though President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal largely dominated headlines last week, it was not the administration’s only major foreign policy action. Last Thursday, the Trump administration lifted sanctions on over 200 Sudanese entities, a decision based in part on the Sudanese government’s reported progress in fighting terrorism, promoting peace, and improving humanitarian access throughout the country. The U.S. also secured assurances that Sudan would not buy weapons from North Korea. more...

10th October 2017 – The National Interest

Hit Hezbollah in the Wallet

Yaya J. Fanusie, Alex Entz

From Latin America to Tehran, there are plenty of steps U.S. policymakers can take today. more...

29th September 2017 – Foreign Affairs

How Washington Can Counter the Rise of Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer, Orde Kittrie, Alex Entz

Hezbollah, the Lebanese militia and political party, is now the most powerful actor in Lebanon. Since 2006, Hezbollah’s last declared conflict with Israel, the group has amassed military hardware to rival that of a formal standing army and evolved into Lebanon’s most important political power broker. For those who view Hezbollah as a destabilizing force, with links both to terrorism and to Iran, the question is how best to counter this rise. more...