Sanctioning Russia: Making Sanctions Work in 2024


29 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 19:30 CET

Prague Security Studies Institute hosted a debate titled "Sanctioning Russia: Making Sanctions Work in 2024," on February 29, 2024.


Tom Keatinge - Founding Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) at RUSI, UK 

Jan Marian - Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic 

Lucie Reháková - AML & Fraud Solutions Engineer, Resistant.AI 

Gabriela Svárovská - Foreign Policy Advisor, Senate of Czech Republic 


Pavel Havlíček - Research Fellow, Association for International Affairs

After more than two years of Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine and the unprecedented sanction regime imposed by the EU, US, UK and various other states, Russia remains able to circumvent and mitigate the effects of the regime. With two years of data and experience, there are key questions to be answered, starting with the strategic goal of sanctions. Is it to punish Russia and sanctioned Russian individuals and entities, coerce Russia and to what end, limit Russian capacity to wage war, help Ukraine to defend itself? What should be the priorities, in what timeframe and with what policies and capacities? What have we learned about the adaptation cycle of Russia, what are the key loopholes to close? Is the EU's model of sanction enforcement and monitoring (realized mostly on national level) still viable,  can we use the proceedings from frozen assets or even the assets themselves? 


Organisers: Prague Security Studies Institute, AMO, Rekonstrukce státu, RUSI, Resistant.AI

With kind support by American Center Prague