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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 on Iran. She also serves as the senior project manager of the Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare project.

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.

New Iran Sanctions Expose Illicit Networks

19th May 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

New Iran Sanctions Expose Illicit Networks

Annie Fixler , Behnam Ben Taleblu

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated seven persons and entities for ties to Iran’s ballistic missile program on Wednesday. The sanctions reveal new evidence pointing to Iran’s support for entities involved in Syria’s chemical weapons program, and continuing evidence of illicit procurement networks that aid Tehran’s ballistic missile development. more...

Analysis & Commentary

19th May 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

New Iran Sanctions Expose Illicit Networks

Annie Fixler , Behnam Ben Taleblu

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated seven persons and entities for ties to Iran’s ballistic missile program on Wednesday. The sanctions reveal new evidence pointing to Iran’s support for entities involved in Syria’s chemical weapons program, and continuing evidence of illicit procurement networks that aid Tehran’s ballistic missile development. more...

5th April 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

New Legislation Fixes Critical Flaw in Iran Sanctions

Annie Fixler

A group of former Obama administration officials raised concerns last week over new Senate legislation targeting Iran’s ongoing non-nuclear misbehavior. The officials claim the bill is harmful because it requires the president to certify that the relevant Iranian entities do not support or facilitate ballistic missile activity prior to lifting “nuclear” sanctions on them. more...

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

How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

Samantha F. 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

Samantha F. Ravich , Annie Fixler

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...