U.S. Treasury’s Puzzle Solver Helps Shape Sanctions Against Iran

Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Leslie Ireland at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 2015.

Photographer: Melissa Golden for Bloomberg Businessweek

As a child, Leslie Ireland liked to sit at her family’s card table and solve jigsaw puzzles. The trick was to finish the job without looking at the picture on the lid of the box.

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