The Case for Designating the Russian Federation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism: WGP No 5
28 September 2022
Working Group Paper #5. The International Working Group on Russian Sanctions1 aims to provide expertise and experience to governments and companies around the world by assisting with the formulation of sanctions proposals that will increase the cost to Russia of invading Ukraine and support democratic Ukraine in the defense of its territorial integrity and national sovereignty. The views expressed in this paper represent our own independent, nonpartisan collective assessments for how best to use economic leverage to end Putin’s war. This working paper expands on an idea first presented in our original Action Plan, a proposal to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. The ideas in this paper have been informed by additional memos and papers on our website.