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Iran Turns to China, Barter to Survive Sanctions

Barbara Slavin

September 2011

Atlantic Council


“Iran Turns to China, Barter to Survive Sanctions,” by senior fellow Barbara Slavin discusses Iran’s changing trade patterns, its greater dependence on China, India and Turkey, and continuing relationships with Germany and Italy. The brief also discusses the impact of sanctions and measures the United States could take to convince Iran to curb its nuclear program without adversely affecting ordinary Iranians and the global economy.