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Secondary sanctions: The impact on targeted economies and the geostrategic implications

Sanctions have been the defining feature of the Western response to several geopolitical challenges, including North Korea’s nuclear program and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. In recent months, their use and scope have been expanded to improve effectiveness. Join this webinar organized by the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in partnership with the Hinrich Foundation to unpack the impact and geostrategic implications of secondary sanctions.

Governments enforce economic sanctions to alter the strategic decisions of state and non-state actors that threaten their interests or violate international norms of behavior. While critics say that sanctions are often ill-conceived and seldom effective in changing a target’s conduct, supporters argue that they have become more effective in recent years and remain an essential foreign policy tool. The discussion has become even more relevant in recent months as the world economy grapples with the onslaught of sanctions in response to geostrategic tensions.

What’s the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy? Will sanctions make Putin change course in Ukraine? What is the EU’s Anti-Coercion Instrument and is it needed? Why are the days of US sanctions numbered? Register for the educational program on secondary sanctions to unpack the answers to these questions and more. Speakers include:

  1. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Founder and CEO, Bourse & Bazaar Foundation
  2. Agathe Demarais, Global Forecasting Director, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  3. Ali Wyne, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group’s Global Macro-Geopolitics practice
  4. Bryce Barros, China Affairs Analyst, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

The webinar has ended.