The Case for Seizing $300 Billion in Russian State Assets


In the last few days of 2023, the United States proposed that working groups from the G7 explore ways to seize $300 billion of Russian state assets. Given the news, we are re-releasing a members-only podcast with Philip Zelikow, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which was recorded and released on Dec. 19, 2023. ¬†Aaron and Philip discussed the¬†legal grounds to seize Russian assets held in Western banks, Moscow’s potential retaliatory options, and whether a seizure would be escalatory.

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