A bag of evidence containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl disguised as Oxycodone is shown during a 2020 news conference at the Fresno County Sheriff Office in Fresno, California. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Matthew Zweig is a senior fellow at FDD. From July 2019 to December 2020, Matt served as the senior sanctions advisor in the Office of the Special Representative for Syria Engagement. He worked with bureaus across the State Department, interagency partners, multinational counterparts, and others to help implement the anti-Assad economic pressure elements of the administration’s Syria strategy. From 2001 to 2018, Matt served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including for more than 10 years as Senior Professional Staff, where he was responsible for various aspects of sanctions and illicit finance policy.