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FPRI Special Briefing: U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

FPRI Special Briefing: U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

  • Date / Time:
  • March 25, 2021
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

On March 2, the Biden administration announced sanctions against Russia in response to the poisoning of Alexey Navalny. Although the sanctions are not against any top Russian officials, the Russian government is likely to retaliate. How has the opposition party responded to the announcement? How will the Russian government respond to the sanctions put in place by the United States and other European powers? What do the sanctions mean for the future of U.S.-Russia relations? For answers to these questions and more, FPRI’s Maia Otarashvili will lead a discussion with our Eurasia Program Director Chris Miller and Oliver Wyman’s Global Head of Sanctions Daniel Tannebaum.

Daniel Tannebaum is a Partner and leads the Anti-Financial Crimes Practice for the Americas at Oliver Wyman and serves as the firm’s Global Head of Sanctions. He has advised institutions on AML and Sanctions matters in over 25 countries across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. He’s led the design of Anti-Financial Crime remediation and transformation for over a dozen global financial institutions. Formerly he served at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury. Dan is a highly sought-after speaker on financial crimes issues and is often quoted in print publications and is a regular guest on business television and radio.

Chris Miller is the Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also an Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His research examines Russian politics, foreign policy, and economics. His most recent book is Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia which has been reviewed in publications such as The Financial TimesForeign AffairsThe National Interest, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is also the author of The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR, which was published in 2016. He is a regular contributor to publications such as Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, and The American Interest.

Maia Otarashvili is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program. Maia also serves as the Deputy Director of Research at FPRI. She is co-editor of FPRI’s 2017 volume Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support. Her research interests include geopolitics and security of the Black Sea-Caucasus region, Russian foreign policy, and the post-Soviet “frozen” conflicts of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria. Maia is a Ph.D. candidate at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London. She holds an M.A. in Globalization, Development, and Transition from the University of Westminster in London, with emphasis on post-authoritarian transitions.


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