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.



Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s future on edge: Countering China’s national security law

The United States and its allies must take further actions to push back on Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong.

Report by Ash Jain, Joel Kesselbrenner, and Peter Mattis

China Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

China’s anti-foreign sanctions law: Companies in the crosshairs

On June 10, 2021, China’s National People’s Congress passed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law. This has raised the complexity and risk of doing business globally, especially as sanctions and counter-sanctions are likely to proliferate in the intensifying US-China strategic competition.

Blog Post by Hung Tran

China Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Tavakol quoted in MENAFN on Iran’s economic situation under Raisi

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Nasr in Foreign Policy: Why Raisi is the West’s best hope for a deal with Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Iran

Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Ukraine’s Russia sanctions target Putin’s inner circle

Ukraine’s recently updated sanctions against Russia are the most comprehensive since 2014 and demonstrate that the Ukrainian government understands the value of targeting people close to Vladimir Putin.

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Conflict Economic Sanctions

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Belarus sanctions target dictator’s Russian enablers

When the US, EU, Canada, and UK announced a new Belarus sanctions this week, one name in particular stood out: Russian businessman Mikhail Gutseriyev.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Economic Sanctions

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

Read the whole article here.

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

Thu, May 27, 2021

Katz quoted in Middle East Eye on Russia desire to see the deterioration of relations between the US and Middle Eastern allies

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business