Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was a senior fellow with the Global Economy and Development program from 2006 to August 2011, when she was sworn in as the finance minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. While at Brookings, Okonjo-Iweala's research focused on international development and finance, economic reform and transparency issues—particularly in Africa.
[Trump has] given Iran the moral high ground and that is an exceptionally difficult thing to do given the history and reality of Iran's misdeeds at home and in the region. It's just malpractice on the part of an American president.
The way the Trump administration is moving forward [with its Iran policy] is just so hostile to all aspects of Iran that it’s unlikely to produce any traction with the Iranian people or to encourage divisions within the system.
The intent of [any U.S. action] to do with the IRGC is basically to cast a very broad shadow over sectors of the Iranian economy and exacerbate the compliance nightmare for foreign businesses that may be considering trade and investment with Iran.