Episode 7: The Challenge of Sanctions Circumvention

Sanctions circumvention has been at the core of policy discussions on restrictive measures. But what does ‘circumvention’ mean, and what is the on-the-ground reality in the countries that are so often associated with this activity?

Host Kinga Redlowska, head of CFS Europe, is joined by Carl Schreck, investigative journalist at Radio Free Europe, and Olivia Allison, CFS Associate Fellow, to discuss the challenge of tackling sanctions circumvention and evasion.

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Kinga Redlowska

Head of CFS Europe

Centre for Finance and Security

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Olivia Allison

Associate Fellow; Independent Consultant

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

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