Issue BriefMay 21, 2018
Secondary economic sanctions: Effective policy or risky business?
By John J. Forrer
One specific strategy used to increase the effects of US sanctions is referred to as “secondary sanctions.” This type of sanction is adopted in addition to the “primary sanctions” imposed on a sanctioned individual or entity.
EconoGraphicsMay 18, 2018
US Sanctions’ Global Impact – A Case Study of RUSAL’s Supply Chain
By Ole Moehr
On April 6, 2018, the Trump Administration imposed stiff economic sanctions on 37 Russian oligarchs, oligarch-owned companies, Russian government officials, and state-owned companies.
Issue BriefOct 19, 2017
Aligning economic sanctions
By John Forrer
As part of the Atlantic Council’s “Economic Sanctions Initiative,” the issue brief examines the challenges to aligning economic sanctions, with a focus on the economic sanctions on Russia in response to the annexation of Crimea. The author also explains why achieving well-aligned economic sanctions should be an important foreign policy objective: Well-aligned sanctions are more […]
John J. Forrer is director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR), as well as research professor at the School of Business and Associate Faculty at the School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. He manages the activities of ICR and currently leads projects on corporate governance; conflict-free chocolate; the better world learning community; re-imagining sustainable supply chain governance; and sugar, obesity, and corporate responsibility.
Forrer has written extensively on multisector collaborations for governance—public-private partnerships, governance networks, and global governance enterprises—and the role business plays in making such collaborations effective. He has two books which were published 2016: The Role of Business in Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press) and Global Governance Enterprises (Tailor & Francis). His most recent journal articles include: “Business and Peace in the Buffer Condition” (2015), Academy Management Perspectives Vol. 29 no. 4 438-450; and “The PACO Index,” (2016) with Timothy Fort, Business Horizons (Forthcoming).