Profile
Erica Moret

Erica MORET

Senior Researcher: Global Governance Centre
Coordinator, Geneva International Sanctions Network (GISN)
Visiting Lecturer: Department of International Relations/ Political Science
Spoken languages
English, French, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • International and targeted sanctions
  • European Foreign and Security Policy
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Governance

Latest Projects:

Completed Projects as Principle Investigator

 
Selected publications:

  • Portela, Clara & Moret, Erica (2020) “The EU’s Chemical Weapons Sanctions Regime: Upholding a Taboo under Attack” (EUISS Brief, 31 July). https://www.iss.europa.eu/content/eu’s-chemical-weapons-sanctions-regime

  • Dahler, Joseph & Moret, Erica (2020) “Invisible Sanctions: How over-compliance limits humanitarian work on Syria”, July, https://www.impact-csrd.org/invisible-sanctions/ 

  • Moret, Erica, Giumelli, Francesco, Van Horenbeeck, Maarten & Bozhkov, Nikolay (2019) “Chapter 1: Navigating the Stars: Ten Questions to Make Cyber Sanctions More Effective” in Pawlak, Patryk & Biersteker, Thomas (eds.) Guardian of the Galaxy: EU Cyber Sanctions and Norms in Cyberspace. EUISS, Chaillot Report, pp 13-20.

  • Moret, Erica, Giumelli, Francesco & Bozhkov, Nikolay “Chapter 3: Space Exploration: Mapping the EU’s Cyber Sanctions Regime” in Pawlak, Patryk & Biersteker, Thomas (eds.) Guardian of the Galaxy: EU Cyber Sanctions and Norms in Cyberspace. EUISS, Chaillot Report, pp 21-32.

  •  Moret, Erica, Giumelli, Francesco & Van Horenbeeck, Maarten “Galactic Collision: Cyber Sanctions and Real-World Consequences” in Pawlak, Patryk & Biersteker, Thomas (eds.) Guardian of the Galaxy: EU Cyber Sanctions and Norms in Cyberspace. EUISS, Chaillot Report, pp 79-86.

  • Moret, Erica (2019) “Written Evidence, UK House of Commons, Global Britain: The future of UK sanctions policy inquiry”, 23 January.

  • Moret, E. & Pothier, F. (2018) "Sanctions After Brexit" Survival, Global politics and Strategy, 60:2, pp. 179-200.

  • Moret, E., Evidence provided to the UK House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee on post-Brexit sanctions policy and defence/ security cooperation with the EU, July 2017.

  • Moret, Erica & Pawlak, Patryk (2017) “The EU Cyber Diplomacy Toolbox: Towards a Cyber Sanctions Regime”. European Union Institute for Strategic Studies (EUISS)", Brief No. 24. 12 July.

  • Moret, Erica & Shagina Maria (2017) “The impact of EU-Russia tensions on the economy of the EU” in Kulesa, Lukasz, Timofeev, Ivan & Dobbs, Joseph (eds.), Damage assessment: EU-Russia relations in crisis, Chapter 2: 17-24, European Leadership Network, London.

  • Moret, Erica, Giumelli, Francesco & Bastiat-Jarosz, Dawid (2017) Sanctions on Russia: Impacts and Economic Costs on the United States. Programme for the Study of International Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, 20 March: Russian Sanctions Report.

  • Moret, Erica, Biersteker, Thomas, Giumelli, Francesco, Portela, Clara, Veber, Maruša, Jarosz, Dawid & Bobocea, Cristian (2016). "The new deterrent?  International sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis: Impacts, costs and further action". Programme for the Study of International Governance, Graduate Institute, Geneva. 12 October.

  • Moret, E (2016) “Effective minilateralism for the EU: what when and how”. European Union Institute for Security Studies Brief, No. 17. EUISS, Paris: June 03.

  • Moret, E. (2016) “Europe or the open sea? Brexit and European security”. European Council on Foreign Relations. Commentary, 21 April.

  • Moret, E. (2016) "What would Brexit mean for EU sanctions policy?". European Council on Foreign Relations. Commentary, 23 March.

  • Biersteker, T. & Moret, E. (2015) "Rising powers and reform of the practices of international security institutions" in Gaskarth, J. (ed.), Rising Powers, Global Governance and Global Ethics. Routledge, London: 57-73.

  • Moret, E.S. (2015) "Humanitarian  Impacts of Economic Sanctions on Iran and Syria" in European Security. Vol 24. Issue 1.

  • Luengo-Cabrera, J. & Moret, E. (2015) "Sanctions Against Iran: The Role of Pivotal Rising Powers". European Union Institute for Security Studies Brief, No. 25. EUISS, Paris: July 10.

  • Moret, E. S. (2014) “United Nations Targeted Sanctions as a Tool of Conflict Prevention”. Proceedings of the 19th International Humanitarian Conference, Geneva.

  • Moret, E. S. (2012) "Hegemony, Identity and trans-Atlantic Modernity: Afro-Cuban Religion (Re)politicisation and (De)legitimisation in the post-Soviet Era". Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. 27: 3: 333 – 350.

  • Moret, E. S. (2012) "Trans-Atlantic Diaspora Ethnobotany: Legacies of West African and Mediterranean Migration in Central Cuba". In Voeks, R. & Rashford, J. African Ethnobotany in the Americas.  Springer.

  • Moret, E. S. (2008) "Afro-Cuban Religion, Ethnobotany and Healthcare in the Context of Global Political and Economic Change".  Bulletin of Latin American Research.  27: 3: 333 – 350.

  • Moret, E. S. (2008) "A History of US Military Interventions and Invasions in Latin America since 1750" in Stearns, P. N. (ed) Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

  • Moret, E. S. (2008) "Piracy: Causes and Solutions" in Stearns, P. N. (ed) Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

  • Moret, E. S. (2008) "The Caribbean: An Introduction" in Stearns, P. N. (ed) Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

  • Moret, E. S. (2008) ‘Religious Syncretism’ in Stearns, P. N. (ed) Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

  • Mertl-Millhollen, A. S., Moret, E. S., Felantsoa, D., Rasamimanana, H., Blumenfeld-Jones, K. C., Jolly, A. (2003) "Ring-Tailed Lemur Home Ranges Correlate with Food Abundance and Nutritional Content at a Time of Environmental Stress" International Journal of Primatology, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 969-985, October.

Media interview and appearances

Voice of America interview “Is European Unity on Iran Nuclear Deal Starting to Crack?”, 16 January 2020

Interview - "Is European Unity on Iran Nuclear Deal Starting to Crack?" - Voice of America - 16.01.2020

Interview – « Les sanctions américaines contournées » - Le Temps - 27.05.2020
Interview – « Les sanctions internationales atteignent rarement leur but » - Alternatives Economiques - hors-série n° 119

 

Webinars

Panelist on Institute for Peace and Diplomacy Panel: “Future of Iran Nuclear Deal under Biden Administration”, 18 December 2020 
Opening lecture on cyber sanctions and EU diplomacy.
ECFR webinar on EU sovereignty and C19
The webinar panel on COVID-19 and sanctions

 

Selected presentations / task forces:

  • Taskforce member of RUSI Task Force on The Future of UK Sanctions 

  • Taskforce member of ECFR Task Force on the Future of European Sanctions

  • Taskforce member of EUISS Task Force on Future of European Security

  • Member of Carter Centre Roundtable on Syria Sanctions

  • Member of UN Targeted Sanctions Project Research Team

  • Member of EU Non-Proliferation Consortium

  • Taskforce member on EU/ cyber security, European Union Institute of Security Studies, resulting in Chaillot publication late 2019

  • Podcast discussion on differences in  approaches to the Iranian nuclear crisis and the JCPOA, European Council on Foreign Relations, 27 September 2018: https://soundcloud.com/ecfr/the-sanctions-weapon

  • Panel discussion on policy implications of “Sanctions after Brexit”, organised by Brick Court Chambers, London, 21 June 2018.

  • Workshop on “Minilateralism: Responding to Global and Regional Cooperation Challenges in Europe” delivered to GCSP’s course on regional and global governance, 24 May 2018.

  • Participant in roundtable “Brexit: What Consequences for the EU’s Security and Defence Agenda?”. European Union Institute for Security Studies, Brussels, 23 March 2018.

  • Briefing in UK Parliament on the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (“SAMLB”) with officials, MPs, peers and senior stakeholders from the financial services industry, organised by UK Finance, 13 March 2018.

  • “North Korea Sanctions: Effectiveness and Common Approaches in the International Community”, delivered at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique conference on "The DPRK Nuclear and Ballistic Crisis: The Way Forward", Brussels, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the European External Action Service, 25 September 2017.

  • “Global Governance Adaptations: Minilateralism” on the New Issues in Security Course, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 29 May 2017.

  • “UNSC Sanctions: Issues of Legitimacy and Effectiveness from 2006 to 2016 as part of “The Nuclear Negotiations with Iran” series for the Masters of International Affairs (MIA), Graduate Institute, 12 May 2017.

  • “Crisis in the global order: What role for “minilateral” diplomacy?“ at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)’s Leadership in International Security course, 2 March 2017.

  • "Sanctions contre la Russie : coûts et impacts", European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Paris Office at the French Representation to the European Commission, 13 December 2016.

  • Workshop on Russia sanctions, “International Sanctions: From Design to Implementation”, Geneva Centre for Security Policy Executive Course, 13 October 2016.

  • Co-chair of ongoing consultations on Syria sanctions and impacts of banking restrictions on humanitarian access, with UN, EU, US, banking and NGO communities. Graduate Institute. 2016-present.

  • Co-chair of Chatham House (Russia and Eurasia Programme) task force on transatlantic sanctions on Russia, 28 September 2016.

  • Task force member on Iran, Russia and Syria sanctions, European Union Institute for Security Studies (2015).

  • Task force member on Syria Conflict, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (2014).

  • "Rising Powers and Global Responses: International Security Organizations’, presented at the Economic and Social Research Council Seminar Series: Normative Challenges to International Society – Rising Powers and Global Responses", Plymouth University, 1 March,2014.

  • "Humanitarian Impacts of EU Sanctions on Iran and Syria", presentation given to Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, All Souls College, University of Oxford, 7 May 2013.