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Breakfast Session under Chatham House Rule

The Wonderful World of Sanctions and Export Controls

May 17, 08:15-09:45
Room: Seville

Sanctions and export controls introduced by Western countries in response to Russia’s war of aggression have been comprehensive. The aim of export controls has been to target the Russian military-industrial complex, while economic sanctions have tried to curb the state budget. Despite the broad-spectrum sanctions, Russia has been able to keep up its war effort seemingly untouched. What has the true impact of sanctions been? Why is Russia able to bypass sanctions relatively effectively? What lessons will other countries learn about Western threats of sanctions and their effectiveness?


Daniel Fried

Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council

Benjamin Hilgenstock

Senior Economist at Kyiv School of Economics

Janis Kluge

Deputy Head of Research Group at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs 

Roman Vassilenko

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Michael Weiss

Editor of The Insider