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Designing “optimal” sanctions on Russian imports

This working paper addresses what is the set of Allied import restrictions that best achieves the objectives of inflicting the highest economic pain on Russia while at the same time keeping self-harm as low and as equitably distributed as possible.

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In praise of reality, not realism: An answer to Mearsheimer

Fellows Veronica Anghel and Dietlind Stolle argue that the International Relations theory defending that Ukraine presented an existential threat to Russia because of its Western ties is a misguided and misleading narrative.

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Blogs and articles

Do not mistake Kherson retreat for a crack in Putin’s armour, by Alexander Baunov, Financial Times, 10 November 2022.

John Mearsheimer’s lecture on Ukraine: Why he is wrong and what are the consequences, by Filip Kostelka, EUIdeas, 11 July 2022.

Ukraine’s challenges and prospects of joining the internal energy market, by Max Munchmeyer, Florence School of Regulation Blog, 28 June, 2022.

In praise of reality, not realism: An answer to Mearsheimer, by Veronica Anghel and Dietlind Stolle, EUIdeas, 28 June 2022.

Adding ambition to Europe’s unity, by Brigid Laffan and Herman Van Rompuy, Project Syndicate, 15 June 2022.

A first look at REPowerEU: The European Commission’s plan for energy independence from Russia, by James Kneebone and Ilaria Conti, FSR Blog, 19 May 2022.

How unified are Europeans’ views on the war in Ukraine?, by Ioana-Elena Oana and Alexandru Moise, EUIdeas, 19 May 2022.

The EU Strategic Compass: Charting a course in stormy seas, by Michael Sanfey, EUIdeas, 15 April 2022.

Did we solve the caseload problem? Russia’s exit from the European Court of Human Rights, by Helga Molbæk-Steensig, EUIdeas, 24 March 2022.

The war in Ukraine, food crises and global uncertainties, by Michele Nori, EUIdeas, 18 March 2022. 

Sovereignty, power and global governance, by Michael Sanfey, EUIdeas, 16 March 2022.

Dead Right: Welcome to the Rule of Guns and Lawyers, by Nikolas M. Rajkovic, Opinio Juris, 10 March 2022.

Smart sanctions and how to diminish Europe’s dependency on Russian gas, by Daniel Gros, EUIdeas, 10 March 2022. 

Can EU citizens like Roman Abramovich be sanctioned?, by Miguel Mota Delgado, EUIdeas, 9 March 2022.

Financial sanctions and the ‘crypto leak’: a renewed debate over the regulatory approaches to private digital currencies, by Nikita Divissenko, FBF Blog, 9 March 2022.

Latin America and the Russo-Ukrainian War, co-authored by Lucía Bosoer, Lucas Chiodi, Gabriel Cohen, Melina Nitschker, and Esteban Scuzarello, Latin American Focus Group Blog, 7 March 2022.

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