Counterterrorism and the United Nations Security Council Since 9/11: Moving Beyond the 2001 Paradigm

By Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar, and Naureen Chowdhury Fink

Report — September 2022

Made possible with support from the European Union, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the German Federal Foreign Office, the Securing the Future Initiative (a project of The Soufan Center and the Fourth Freedom Forum) launched in September 2021 on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

This report provides an independent review and assessment of the United Nations Security Council’s counterterrorism activities over the past two decades. The report’s findings and recommendations are informed by desk research, surveys, and numerous off-the-record interviews with experts and practitioners, and the authors’ combined experience of working on multilateral counterterrorism issues for more than 50 years.

Wilton Park Conference Report on Sanctions, Incentives, and Human Security: Economic Statecraft and Humanitarian Crises

By Joanna Weschler

Report — July 2022

Proceedings from a sanctions conference on Sanctions, Incentives, and Human Security: Economic Statecraft and Humanitarian Crises; hosted at Wilton Park from 16-18 May 2022 in partnership with the Fourth Freedom Forum and the Sanctions and Security Research Project.

Sanctions, Economic Statecraft, and Venezuela’s Crisis

By Francisco Rodríguez

Report — January 2022

To fully scrutinize the humanitarian impact of sanctions, the Sanctions and Security Research Project commissioned case studies on Iran and Venezuela, and collaborated with the Carter Center’s project on Syria, which recommend stronger safeguards to prevent negative humanitarian impacts and offer ways of improving the effectiveness of sanctions and strengthening of incentives.

This case study on Venezuela was prepared by Francisco Rodríguez, 2021–22 International Affairs Fellow in International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations and Director, Oil for Venezuela.

Advancing the Debate about the Humanitarian Impact of Economic Sanctions

By Alistair Millar and George A. Lopez

Webinar — 6 December 2021

View a recording of our webinar in which experts discuss the humanitarian impacts of sanctions on Iran, Syria, and Venezuela here.

The Continuing Challenge of Sanctions Policy Reform

By George Lopez with Esfandyar Batmanhelidj, Francisco Rodriguez, and Annie Charif

Podcast — 1 December 2021

The Kroc Cast: The Continuing Challenge of Sanctions Policy Reform. George Lopez talks with Esfandyar Batmanhelidj, Francisco Rodríguez, and Annie Charif.

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