Sanctions are seen as an essential tool for nonproliferation and in some cases prove useful, as with Iran. However, as new challenges such as North Korea loom, are the United States and its partners using sanctions the right way to achieve their objectives? Richard Nephew first presented some conclusions about the design and use of sanctions from his new book, The Art of Sanctions. Then, Elizabeth Rosenberg and Anthony Ruggiero discussed their experiences in employing sanctions against a variety of targets, offering lessons and recommendations for how to proceed in current and future cases.

Copies of The Art of Sanctions will be available for purchase at the event

Richard Nephew

Richard Nephew is an adjunct professor and senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy and School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Rosenberg

Elizabeth Rosenberg is a senior fellow and director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

Anthony Ruggiero

Anthony Ruggiero is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Toby Dalton

Toby Dalton is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.