I'm shocked by the news that IEEE is forced to ban Huawei employees to be editors and reviewers. It makes me wonder if, hypothetically, the US government determine to "ban" a certain group of people, which happens to include some academics, then under US law, are organizations such as AMS, APS, ACS obliged to comply and ban these people from academic services?
This question is different from Elsevier actions following US sanctions on Iran in that Elsevier is a publisher for profit. IEEE might also count as a publisher for profit. But the organizations that I'm asking here, namely AMS, APS and ACS, are purely professional associations. If they are legally in the same status as Elsevier, it was not previously known to me, and possibly not obvious to others.