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Meghan O'Sullivan

Appointment
Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

O'Sullivan, Meghan. "Trump Has Options If Oil Market Panics About Iran." Bloomberg Opinion, May 10, 2018.

Abstract

Oil markets have so far reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal without either enthusiasm or panic — without even much apparent interest. There are many good reasons for this, but also many reasons to think oil markets’ complacency could change. Fortunately, the Obama-era sanctions that Trump has moved to reimpose have some lesser-known safety valves should oil markets later overheat as a result of the Iran decision.