Economic Sanctions and Zimbabwe
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The policy option of economic sanctions has become more popular and frequently invoked since the end of the Cold War. This is despite continuing debate as to their effectiveness even with the creation of new smart, or targeted, sanctions in response to changing geo-political conditions and situational objectives. This paper will summarize some of the key theories and practices of economic sanctions and lessons and criteria for their successful application. It will recount the impacts and effectiveness of the UDI sanctions, the impact on the government and people of Rhodesia, the region and ultimately the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. This case study will then be examined by applying theory, practice and historical context to evaluate and make recommendations with respect to economic sanctions in relation to the current situation in Zimbabwe.
- Economics and Cost Analysis