Essays

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ECFR publications

The EU’s sanctions odyssey: Understanding the proposed restrictions on Russian LNG and helium (2024)
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Forget about Trump: Why Europeans should start worrying about trade tensions with emerging economies (2024)
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The bigger picture: The case for an EU-Mercosur free trade deal (2024)
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Economics front and centre: Why the US-EU summit matters (2023)
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What the EU list of critical technologies tells us about its de-risking plans (2023)
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Essays and opinion pieces

Financial Times
The China-Russia trade friendship may not be quite what you think (2024)
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Foreign Affairs
Why China Hasn’t Come to Russia’s Rescue (2023)
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Foreign Affairs
The End of the Age of Sanctions? (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Gazprom’s Declining Fortunes Spell Trouble for Moscow (2024)
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Foreign Policy
Forget About Chips—China Is Coming for Ships (2024)
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Foreign Policy
Claims That Sanctions Hurt Europe More Than Russia Are Wrong (2024)
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Foreign Policy
Two Years On, What’s Next in Ukraine? (2024)
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Foreign Policy
Why China Is Rooting for Trump (2024)
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Foreign Policy
The West did not invent decoupling—China did (2024)
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Foreign Policy
5 issues to watch in 2024 (2024)
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Foreign Policy
The Unintended Consequences of Seizing Russian Assets (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Don’t Expect Much From Biden and Xi (2023)
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Foreign Policy
The Easiest Way to Make Russia Sanctions More Effective (2023)
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Foreign Policy
How Russia Evaded the Oil Price Cap (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Why Europe Will Struggle to ‘De-Risk’ From China (2023)
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Foreign Policy
What Does ‘De-Risking’ Actually Mean? (2023)
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Foreign Policy
China’s Threat to Ban Critical Minerals Exports Is a Bluff (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Aid Is the Next Battleground Between China and the West (2023)
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Foreign Policy
No, Russia Is Not Massively Skirting Sanctions (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Don’t Trust Russia’s Numbers (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Russia Sanctions: 10 Lessons and Questions for What Comes Next (2023)
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Foreign Policy
Sanctions on Russia Are Working. Here’s Why. (2022)
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Heinrich Boll Stiftung
Why US export controls on clean tech would backfire (2024)
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
How Climate Change Will Reshape Economic Statecraft (2023)
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World Politics Review
Sanctions on Russia Are a Long Game, Not a Quick Fix (2023)
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Le Grand Continent
Une puissance stochastique : l’empire souterrain des États-Unis, une conversation avec Henry Farrell et Abraham Newman (2023)
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Le Grand Continent
Les nouvelles armes de la Russie / Las nuevas armas de Rusia (2023)
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Le Grand Continent
10 points sur les sanctions / 10 puntos sobre las sanciones (2023)
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CERI / Sciences Po
Regards sur l’Eurasie. L’année politique 2023/Les Etudes du CERI (2024)
L’économie russe : impact des sanctions et perspectives de long terme
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La Grande Conversation
A quoi servent les sanctions contre la Russie ? (2023)
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The Journal of Democracy
Why Sanctions Don’t Work Against Dictatorships (2022)
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Politico
Russia will lose the energy war Putin started (2022)
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Politico
Why Erdoğan’s attacks on France will backfire (2020)
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H-Diplo
Commentary Series on Putin’s War – Demarais, “Sanctions are Not Keeping Putin Awake at Night. Export Controls Are.” (2022)
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The Times
We’re overlooking threat of countries linking to avoid sanctions (2021)
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City-AM
Covid-19 creates a perfect storm for debt crises (2020)
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