The most intense year in the history of sanctions listings is over, leaving an intense implementation challenge for 2023. In 2022, Western sanctions programs expanded by forty-two percent. It will not be a surprise to anyone that Russia was the main driver of this unprecedented expansion, now being the target of more than 11,000 sanctions.   

In addition to the traditional sectoral and list-based “smart” sanctions, the Group of Seven (G7) implemented a more creative oil price cap policy, intending to limit the price of Russian crude oil to sixty dollars per barrel and minimize revenue flow to Russia’s war chest. Apparently, the oil price cap policy has been working so far, but sanctioning authorities should remain vigilant. 

What techniques have sanctioned Russians been using for evasion? What steps should sanctions-wielding authorities take to minimize listing discrepancies and enhance the enforcement? What unintended consequences may we witness as the oil price cap is applied to refined products?

Join us for a discussion on February 13, at 10:00 am, as we approach the one-year mark since Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine began, with Peter Piatetsky, CEO of Castellum.AI, Daniel Tannebaum, senior fellow at the GeoEconomics Center and partner at Oliver Wyman, and Ellen Wald, senior fellow at the Global Energy Center and president at Transversal Consulting. This conversation is moderated by Maia Nikoladze, assistant director for economic statecraft at the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center.

Opening remarks

Charles Lichfield
Deputy Director, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council


Peter Piatetsky
Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Tannebaum
Partner and Global Anti-Financial Crime Practice Leader
Oliver Wyman
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

Ellen Wald
Transversal Consulting
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council


Maia Nikoladze
Assistant Director for Economic Statecraft, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

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