Brianna MacGillivray is a Research Analyst and was a Conference Coordinator at the NATO Association of Canada. She completed a BA in International Studies at Glendon College, York University with a focus in global political economy and Iranian culture and politics. Brianna hopes to blend these areas of research to examine the Western sanctions regime on Iran, as well as wider developments within the global financial system. Hailing from the United States, Brianna is also an avid runner with a passion for music, design and philosophy that colourfully impacts every endeavor to which she pursues.
As the world’s second largest crude oil producer, Iran is too important of an energy partner for China to simply sideline out of geopolitical pressure.
On June 11, Washington approved 6-monthexemptions on its Iranian sanctions to India, South Korea, Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Taiwan.
Following the much-anticipated Baghdad talks on May 23, P5+1 states (The United States, France, China, Russia, Great Britain and Germany) failed to reach substantive agreements with Iran regarding its nuclear program.