The Future of Transatlantic Sanctions on Russia

Author
Peter Harrell, Tom Keatinge, Sarah Lain, Elizabeth Rosenberg
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Center for a New American Security
Abstract
Sanctions on Russia are part of a broad and coordinated U.S. and European policy to counter Russian aggression. The majority of these transatlantic coercive economic measures target Russia’s involvement in Eastern Ukraine and date from 2014. The strategic foreign policy concerns that underlie the use of sanctions as a tactic, however, are far broader and much more longstanding. Contemporary financial sanctions are fundamentally a new and innovative tactic among a broader array of military, diplomatic, media, and cyber options, to coordinate transatlantic policy on Russia and craft political and economic leverage for the West.
Topic
International Political Economy, International Security
Political Geography
Russia