PSSI Perspective #14: Imposing Capital Market Sanctions Against Chinese and Russian Enterprises Poised to Underwrite the Taliban

Zachary Kramer, Prague Security Studies Institute / 3 Nov 2021

PSSI Perspective #14 discusses how the EU and the US can use capital market sanctions to prevent Chinese and Russian firms from financially underwriting the Taliban regime.

In PSSI’s latest Perspective, Zack Kramer discusses the need for the EU and US to commit to swiftly imposing sanctions on Chinese and Russian firms seeking to do business in Afghanistan. A credible threat of cutting off these companies’ access to Western capital markets will compel these governments to avoid financially backing and sustaining the Taliban regime, known for widespread human rights violations.