The Global Business & Economics Program’s
Economic Sanctions Initiative is galvanizing the transatlantic private and public community to stimulate thinking on economic sanctions and improve their design and implementation process.



Fri, Jun 11, 2021

When sanctions violate human rights

Do sanctions violate human rights? Castellum.AI has developed a methodology to determine whether, and how, sanctions from particular countries violate human rights, designating Russia, Pakistan, and Turkey in that order as the biggest violators.

Report by Peter Piatetsky and Julian Vasilkoski

Economic Sanctions Human Rights

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

Greenwald quoted by CNBC on digital currencies in Russia

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Uncategorized by Michael Greenwald

Digital Currencies Economic Sanctions

Fri, May 28, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford explore a Western response to Belarus’s act of air piracy

On May 28, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discussed how the West should respond to Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko’s arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, the U.S. role in the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus China

Tue, May 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: Europe strikes back at Belarus

Europe has imposed economic sanctions and restrictions on Belarusian planes, while US President Joe Biden has indicated that he will follow suit. What made Europe act with unusual swiftness and boldness?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Belarus Crisis Management

Mon, May 24, 2021

Belarus air piracy: How the world should respond

Outrage at aggression should lead to action. The West has options for a civil-aviation response as well as new targeted sanctions.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Belarus Economic Sanctions

Mon, May 24, 2021

The US sanctions regimen against the Assad regime is working. Here’s how.

The US' targeted and tailored sanctions regimen not only give the US and its allies leverage toward a political resolution to the conflict, but so too do said designations hold together a de facto nationwide ceasefire throughout Syria.

MENASource by Peter Metzger

Economic Sanctions Middle East

Fri, May 14, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: April

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

Economic Sanctions European Union

Wed, May 12, 2021

Time to sanction the Putin-Lukashenka “axis of autocrats”

Callings are growing for the international community to impose sanctions against the Putin-Lukashenka axis rather than just on the Belarusian regime.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Economic Sanctions

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried in Foreign Policy: A New Sanctions Strategy to Contain Putin’s Russia

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fried quoted in Bloomberg on how banks should approach doing business with US adversaries

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In the News by Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business