Economic Sanctions and the U.S. National Interest.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Economic sanctions appear to be gaining wider usage by the United States. To date however, policymakers have often imposed sanctions with little information as to their likely impact on the target country. Do past successful sanctions have an element of commonality so that policymakers can gain guidance as to the situations in which sanctions are likely to meet their stated goals Using a recently compiled database on past sanctions, it is demonstrated that no clear pattern can be found differentiating successful from unsuccessful sanctions. Because of the inability to be able predict whether a new sanction will be successful or unsuccessful, their usefulness is seriously questioned.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science