Congratulations, Warda Sahtout

CCSI friend and long-time collaborator, Warda Sahtout, graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a master's degree in International Affairs and Economic and Political Development, specialized in International Conflict Resolution. Warda is also the recipient of the Women International Leadership Award from International House (I-House). CCSI’s Rico Carisch and Loraine Rickard-Martin were honored to attend the ceremony for the 2020-21 graduates, held on 19 May, that had been postponed because of Covid-19.

Workshop on Maritime Security: « How to counter the practices used by North Korea to evade UN maritime sanctions established against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles »

Webinar, “Restoring the UN Sanctions System: Getting Around the Chasm Between the P5”, December 3, 2021

This webinar was sponsored by the Stimson Center, and moderated by Dr. Seema Gahlaut, the Director of Strategic Trade Management Initiative, and Senior Fellow, Trade, Technology and Security Program at Stimson, with the following featured speakers:

Dr. Richard Ponzio , Director, Global Governance, Justice and Security Program and Senior Fellow, Stimson. Previously, he directed the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

Ms. Loraine Rickard-Martin , Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compliance and Capacity Skills International and former senior political affairs officer of the UN sanctions branch.

Mr. Enrico Carisch , Co-founder and Managing Director of Compliance and Capacity Skills international and former sanctions monitoring expert.

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler , Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project (New York and Berlin), co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF) in London, and former Coordinator and Expert of the ISIL(Da’esh) Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team.

Mr. Thomas W. Bifwoli , Chief Executive Officer of Compliance and Capacity Skills International-Africa, and former officer with Kenya Revenue Authority and the World Customs Organization.


Views of Experts/Authors

Sanctions, gender violence and the Security Council-- time for a rethink?
The quagmire of the Taliban sanctions: Carrot and carrot?
Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Alexander Ritzmann, Marco Macori, Virtual Event Series 2021: Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism, CEP Briefing Paper, May 2021
Pandemic of Extremism, in: Global Diplomatic Forum (ed), The Global Agenda, Vol. 2, 2021-2023, May 2021
“UN financial sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Challenges and proposal for efficient implementation” in S.Yoshimura (ed), United Nations Financial Sanctions (Routledge, 2020), pp. 134-149
“Efficacy of UN Sanctions on North Korea: Effectiveness and Challenges” (Original in Japanese) Kokusai Anzenhosho [Journal of International Security], Vol 48, No. 2, September 2020, pp.24-45
Multilateral Sanctions Revisited (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2022)
  • Written by an international team of women, Multilateral Sanctions Revisited explores UN measures, regional sanctions, autonomous measures, and their interrelations.
Rickard-Martin, Loraine, and Nowe, Jedrzej, “Can the EU create a powerful sanctions regime?”, (2020, IPS Journal)
Rickard-Martin, Loraine, “United Nations Sanctions – Through a Gender Lens”. In “Multilateral Sanctions Dissected: Lessons Learned from Margaret Doxey”, Andrea Charron and Clara Portela, eds., (McGill Queens UP), forthcoming.
Cryptocurrency Challenges | Indo-Pacific Defense Forum (
North Korean and Chinese ships delivered sanctioned vehicles to Nampo: UN report
How China let a ship banned for ferrying North Korean coal go rogue
Navigating sanctions against Russia: Sailing into troubled waters
Beyond non-proliferation: North Korea, UN sanctions and human rights
From Water to Weapons: Diplomacy in Practice, a live link.
  • This article originally appeared in Science & Diplomacy, a publication of the American Association of the Advancement of Science.