A Brief History of Economic Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool

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Politically driven measures with the objective to change activities, policies or behavior of states or non-state actors that violate international law, human rights or democratic principles.

An absolute isolation, that brings a nation to its sense just as suffocation removes from the individual all inclinations to fight. Apply this economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy and there will be no need for force.

The comprehensive trade embargo against Iraq (1990-1999) over the invasion of Kuwait, turned out to be a major contributor to a humanitarian disaster.

One-third of children under five years of age and one-quarter of men and women under 26 years of age were (severely) malnourished.

Guest Speaker

Stephanie Broekaart

Stéphanie Broekaart


A boutique consultancy firm specialized in the field of sanctions and export controls compliance. Stéphanie has many years of experience in the field of financial crime compliance, in particular sanctions and export controls within an international banking and corporate environment.


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Denitsa Rebaine


Denitsa Rebaine has over 7 years of experience in financial crime compliance. She is the EMEA Deputy Head of Sanctions at a US investment banking services company. In her role, she manages sanctions risk and provides advice and guidance to functional partners and key stakeholders – regionally and globally, on OFAC, and EU/UK sanctions.

Webinar Outline

  • Contemporary definition of economic sanctions
  • Sanctions According to President Woodrow Wilson U.S. President 1913-1921
  • Dirty history lesson on sanctions
  • The U.N. oil for food program
  • How do economic sanctions affect your organization?

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