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, Aug 7, 2020

Dagres joins the Monocle’s “The Briefing” to discuss UN arms embargo

In the News

Arms Control Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The curious case of the US Treasury and Gaz Group

The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) very quietly issued two extensions of general licenses on July 22 related to Vladimir Putin-tied oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s Gaz Group that, while apparently going unnoticed, constitute a significant change in the sanctions on Gaz, which can now seemingly operate according to something like business as usual.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Economic Sanctions Russia

Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Fishman interviewed on ChinaTalk about sanctions and geopolitics

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Edward Fishman joins the ChinaTalk podcast to discuss his work in sanctions and the international order.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Slavin quoted in VOA News on international arms embargo on Iran

In the News

Economic Sanctions Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

US opens door to Nord Stream II sanctions and transatlantic tensions

While nominally targeting Nord Stream II, Pompeo's sanctions announcement may pit the United States against its NATO ally Germany in a stand-off over the long-disputed project.

New Atlanticist by Brian O'Toole and Daniel Fried

Economic Sanctions Germany

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

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

O’Toole interviewed in AWOS on economic sanctions and U.S. foreign policy

In the News

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

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