Two people stand outside of a bombed out building in Mariupol, Ukraine
Report, Europe, Russia & Eurasia, Foreign policy, Global governance, Global Economic Policy Lab, Munk School

Assessing the effectiveness of dual-use goods sanctions against Russia

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many countries—representing over 50% of global GDP—have imposed wide-ranging sanctions to punish Russia for the invasion of Ukraine and to impede their ability to wage war. Of particular importance to obstructing Russia’s war effort are sanctions on dual-use goods – products that can be used in both civilian and military applications (e.g., GPS systems). Although Russia is a major arms manufacturer, Russian industry relies on foreign components for high-end products and can thus see their ability to continue manufacturing military equipment hindered by sanctions.