With Russia amassing troops on the Ukrainian border, the United States and the European Union are stepping up the pressure to deter Moscow from a renewed incursion in Ukraine. Unwilling to risk a military confrontation, the West heavily relies on sanctions as a vital part of its strategy to deter Russia. Since 2014, the US and EU have been repeatedly imposing restrictive measures against the country in an attempt to raise costs for Russia to conduct its Ukraine policy. How do the new measures differ from the past sanctions and how impactful can they be? During the event Dr. Shagina will analyse what type of sanctions the West is ready to impose on Russia, examine its potential economic impact on the country and explore Moscow’s ability to weather the new measures. This event is part of the Center on US Politics and Power (CUSPP) research series.