Do Sanctions Against Russia And Iran Work?


Governments have extended their sanctions on Russia to de-escalate the fighting in Ukraine. But what are government sanctions and are they effective in achieving political goals?

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Sanction Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Former Yugoslavia
“The recent rise in the use of economic sanctions as an instrument of foreign policy in the international arena warrants an in-depth analysis of the effectiveness of sanctions as a tool of modern statecraft.”

Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work
“A critical signal that faith in economic sanctions continues to grow was given in January 1995, when then-UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali proposed the creation of a new UN agency to monitor the implementation of economic sanctions and to assess in advance the likely effectiveness of contemplated sanctions.

Iraq Sanctions Kill Children, U.N. Reports
“As many as 576,000 Iraqi children may have died since the end of the Persian Gulf war because of economic sanctions imposed by the Security Council, according to two scientists who surveyed the country for the Food and Agriculture Organization.”

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