On 22 July, new sanctions were announced under the UK’s Global Anti-Corruption sanction regime, targeting five individuals based on their involvement in serious corruption in Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Iraq.  Anna Bradshaw spoke to the Washington Post about the UK’s post-Brexit policy on sanctions, describing the new corruption sanction designations as “the most recent example of how the UK is flexing its muscles on the world sanctions stage”. She observed that Britain has indicated its intention to use its autonomous sanctions regime to become “a world leader on sanctions.” Read more.