Why Sanctions Don’t Work

Source: Antiwar.com
by Starté Butone

“Whenever a foreign country doesn’t go along with the policy goals of the ‘international community’ (i.e. America and its allies), one tool that it invariably uses to try and put these nations back in line is the sanction. As most of you are already aware, sanctions involve prohibiting trade in certain goods or services between firms or individuals in one country and another. … As can be expected with American foreign policy, sanctions are virtually always ineffective at achieving their goals. More often than not, the governments of sanctioned countries are only made stronger by America waging an economic war on them, causing further destabilization and political stagnation.” (01/13/22)