Effectiveness of Iran sanctions
In co-operation with the Centre for European Studies, EFD hosted a panel discussion on 16th April to assess the effectiveness of international sanctions on Iran.
The speakers included Mark Dubowitz, a Washington-based expert who has advised the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress on Iran sanctions and nonproliferation issues and EU sanctions co-ordinator Francesco Fini, of the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The panel explored themes including the critical role that Europe has to play in ensuring that sanctions on Iran are effective in persuading the country to meet its international obligations with respect to its nuclear programme. The panel engaged in a rigorous discussion on the best way for the EU and US to co-operate on sanctions.