Sanctions and patient diplomacy: having it all or just a diversion?

Think tank: British Foreign Policy Group

Author(s): Dr Rebecca Hardin; Dr David Landsman

November 14, 2023

This report from UK think tank BFPG looks at the impact on security and prosperity objectives by Russian sanctions.

The British Foreign Policy Group’s latest report finds that sanctions against Russia have led to a significant degree of trade diversion, are contributing to a splintering of previously globalised trade routes, into Eastern- and Western-dominated routes, and are inhibiting the UK’s broader security and prosperity objectives by impacting the ‘patient diplomacy’ agenda of engagement with ‘middle-ground’ powers.