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Luana Saghieh

Senior Sanctions Policy Advisor
Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation 
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
US Department of State

Luana Saghieh is an expert on Middle East policy, counter terrorism, and strategic
communications. She currently serves as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation (EB/SPI) at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.

Before joining EB/SPI, Ms. Saghieh served as a member of the Office of the Secretary’s Plans and Policy staff at the U.S. Department of State, covering the Levant, Iraq and the Iranian regime impact on the region. She also worked for three years as a strategic planner and Middle East specialist at the Global Engagement Center.

Prior to joining the State Department, Luana spent eight years at U.S. Central Command in information operations, as a Levant socio-political advisor and as a cyber targeting analyst focusing on offensive interagency targeting operations. Luana has a master’s degrees in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University, where she focused on economic

sanctions as a tool of U.S. foreign policy. She is fluent in Arabic and French.