April 15, 2016

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Economic sanctions have become an increasingly important way for the United States to project power and advance its national interests. Most recently, innovative and effective sanctions have addressed Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, demonstrating the importance of coercive economic measures to U.S. foreign policy. But as sanctions have become a key piece of the U.S. strategy abroad, policymakers and thought leaders have raised questions about the role, effectiveness, and centrality of sanctions in U.S. policy.

This CNAS public conference on U.S. sanctions and national security, co-hosted with the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, will feature an overview of administration policy on sanctions and a discussion among distinguished former policy leaders on the role for coercive economic measures in tackling the security challenges of the future. The event coincides with the release of a CNAS report on the effects and effectiveness of sanctions since 9/11. Some questions this conference will explore include: how can the United States measure and achieve intended effects from the use of coercive economic measures? What place should sanctions have in the U.S. national security arsenal? And as American rivals become more familiar with the tools of economic statecraft, what defensive measures are available to protect U.S. interests from retaliation for the imposition of sanctions?  

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Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel W. Drezner

Sue Eckert

Sue Eckert

Zachary Goldman

Zachary Goldman

Robert M. Kimmitt

Robert M. Kimmitt

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Julia Solomon-Strauss

Julia Solomon-Strauss

Matt Spence

Matt Spence

Adam Szubin

Adam Szubin

center on law and security

The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute established in 2003 to focus on cultivating an informed dialogue and conducting groundbreaking research on the most important national security, legal, and strategic issues of the post-9/11 era.  


Center for new american security

The mission of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is to develop strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. Building on the expertise and experience of its staff and advisors, CNAS engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.