Neil Bhatiya is an Associate at FIN, where he advises global financial institutions on issues related to sanctions and anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance. Prior to joining FIN, Neil served as an Associate Fellow for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington, D.C.-based national security think tank. His work focused on how the United States uses tools of coercive economic statecraft, including sanctions and investment and trade controls, to achieve foreign policy and national security goals. He also studied how sanctions impact the geopolitics of energy markets. He has previously worked at the policy think tanks the Center for Climate and Security and the Century Foundation.
Neil received his master’s degree in History from The George Washington University. He attended Marist College where he received his bachelor’s degree in History. Neil received the 2016 Marist College Young Alumnus Award.