International Working Group on Russian Sanctions: Working Group Paper #5 “The Case for Designating the Russian Federation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism”

2022-09-28 | Expert publications, Sanctions

The Action Plan on Strengthening Sanctions against the Russian Federation outlined a comprehensive list of sanctions in many sectors as well as on a wide range of Russian, Belarusian, and other individuals. One recommendation in that Action Plan was for countries to label Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism (SST), and for the U.S. and Canadian governments, in particular, to make such a designation in accordance with their existing laws. This new Working Paper expands the case for doing so now. Tragically, the evidence for supporting this designation has grown even stronger since the publication of our Action Plan last April.


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Additional memos, papers, and articles that informed this white paper can be found on the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies website: