The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on post-sanctioned jurisdiction. The imposition of sanctions of all types is a prevalent part of international statecraft, particularly in areas where military force is too dangerous and quiet diplomacy is insufficient. Much research has gone into how to impose sanctions but comparatively little has gone into the most crucial next step: removing sanctions and ensuring that states, in particular, feel the benefits of having made whatever concessions were necessary to turn off the sanctions pressure. This panel examined the decision to remove sanctions against Myanmar, Cuba, and Iran, and explored the ways in which sanctions removal has been successful as well as unsuccessful. The panel offered views on how governments, in particular, can better manage the removal of sanctions for maximum political effect.
Distinguished experts included: