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The Center on Global Energy Policy & The Harriman Institute hosted a talk with Richard Nephew, CGEP Senior Research Scholar, about his new book, The Art of Sanctions: A View from the Field (Columbia University Press, 2017).
Although sanctions have increasingly been used as a foreign policy tool, they are ineffective if executed without a clear strategy that is responsive to the nature and changing behavior of the target. In The Art of Sanctions, Richard Nephew offers a much-needed practical framework for planning and applying sanctions that focuses not just on the initial sanctions strategy but also, crucially, on how to calibrate along the way and how to decide when the sanctions have achieved maximum effectiveness.
Richard Nephew is a senior research scholar and program director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to this, Nephew spent over a decade in the U.S. government, serving in his last two assignments as Director for Iran on the National Security Council at the White House and as Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the State Department. Nephew was the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran from August 2013 to December 2014.
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