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.



Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Ambassador Fried testifies to House Committee on Foreign Affairs on exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad

Exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad


Economic Sanctions Energy & Environment

Tue, Jul 7, 2020

Can Washington avoid a China “shake and bake”?

Washington is mounting a regulatory onslaught in response to China’s transgressions with no defined trajectory. The coming weeks will be a test whether US actions will send a clear message, or whether we’ll have a China shake-and-bake.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander

China Economic Sanctions

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Robert Manning in The Hill on the dangers posed by an increasingly desperate North Korean regime

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Robert Manning quoted in Chosun Ilbo on the US and ROK response to the bombing of the inter-Korean contact office

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

Crimea could become an expensive liability for Putin

The annexation of Crimea is proving expensive for the Kremlin. With Russia now facing an economic crisis fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and falling global energy prices, Putin's crowning glory may become a political liability.

UkraineAlert by Andreas Umland

Conflict Coronavirus

Thu, Jun 4, 2020

Fishman in Lawfare on how to fix America’s failing sanctions policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Russia

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Hudson quoted in Bloomberg on Sudan’s search for revenue sources to pay 1998 embassy bombing settlement

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions

Tue, May 26, 2020

Expert panel briefs Congressional staffers on Sudan

On Tuesday, May 26, the Africa Center hosted a closed Sudan briefing for Congressional staffers who are currently at work on several important pieces of Sudan-related legislation. The private briefing featured remarks from Sudanese Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Elbadawi and Sudanese Minister of Justice H.E. Nasredeen Abdulbari, followed by an expert panel of DC-based Sudan experts.

Event Recap by Africa Center

Africa Democratic Transitions

Fri, May 22, 2020

Hudson quoted in the Middle East Eye on Sudan and the United States reaching a preliminary settlement over 1998 embassy bombings

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Democratic Transitions


Tue, Jul 14, 2020

MH17 and the elusive search for justice

ONLINE EVENT - After years of investigation, the MH17 trial in the Netherlands seeks to indict those responsible and hold them to account.