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Annie Fixler

Policy Analyst

Areas of Impact:

Cyber and FinTech

Biography:

Annie Fixler is a policy analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance (CSIF).

She contributes to CSIF’s work on offensive and defensive tools of economic coercion and the application of financial sanctions. She also works closely with FDD’s government relations team and executive leadership on a range of issues including Iran sanctions.

Prior to joining FDD, Annie worked for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington as a senior research analyst and gained an expertise in Congressional affairs and Middle East policy. Annie also serves as the director of public affairs at a strategic communications and public affairs firm based in Washington, DC.

Annie earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University.

Iran Concessions Would Erode Anti-Money Laundering Standards

15th December 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran Concessions Would Erode Anti-Money Laundering Standards

Annie Fixler

The 10-year extension of the Iran Sanction Act (ISA) – a 1996 law imposing sanctions on Tehran’s trade, energy, defense, and banking sectors over its nuclear program, ballistic-missile tests, support for terrorism, and other illicit activities – became law overnight. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd February 2017 – Quoted by Sean D. Carberry - Federal Computer Week

How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

Samantha Ravich , Annie Fixler

The U.S. and its allies lack coherent doctrine and policy to defend against the growing range of cyber threats, and that is because of a failure to even agree on a common language to describe a "cyber attack," the authors contend. more...

23rd February 2017 – FDD Research

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Annie Fixler , Samantha Ravich

The world is witnessing a new kind of war, fought not with bullets but with banknotes and bytes. Although the use of economic aggression against an adversary traces nearly as far back as the creation of economic systems – economic success can breed economic competition which in turn can become intertwined with adversarial relations – over time, economic warfare tactics have evolved. more...

15th December 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran Concessions Would Erode Anti-Money Laundering Standards

Annie Fixler

The 10-year extension of the Iran Sanction Act (ISA) – a 1996 law imposing sanctions on Tehran’s trade, energy, defense, and banking sectors over its nuclear program, ballistic-missile tests, support for terrorism, and other illicit activities – became law overnight. more...

12th December 2016 – Newsweek

Iran’s Hostages-for-Cash Scheme Continues - How Should the West Respond?

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Annie Fixler

Iran is currently holding Iranian-British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hostage to pressure London to pay back hundreds of million pounds it allegedly owes the Islamic Republic. more...