Economic Sanctions And American Diplomacy / Edition 1

Economic Sanctions And American Diplomacy / Edition 1

by Richard N. Haass, Richard N. Haass, Council on Foreign Relations
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876092121

ISBN-13: 9780876092125

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

The statement "Sanctions don't work" is an often-heard refrain. The reality, though, is more complex. Sanctions—mostly economic but also political and military penalties aimed at states or other entities to alter political and/or military behavior—almost always have consequences; sometimes desirable, at other times unwanted and unexpected. What cannot be

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The statement "Sanctions don't work" is an often-heard refrain. The reality, though, is more complex. Sanctions—mostly economic but also political and military penalties aimed at states or other entities to alter political and/or military behavior—almost always have consequences; sometimes desirable, at other times unwanted and unexpected. What cannot be disputed, though, is that economic sanctions are fast becoming the policy tool of choice for the United States in the post-Cold War world. Indeed, economic sanctions are increasingly at the center of American foreign policy as a policy tool to resolve several issues: to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, promote human rights, discourage aggression, protect the environment, or thwart drug trafficking. Drawing heavily on eight case studies—Iraq, Iran, the former Yugoslavia, Haiti, Pakistan, China, Libya, and Cuba—this book presents lessons to be learned from recent American use of economic sanctions. It also provides specific guidelines designed to shape future decisions by Congress and the executive branch.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876092125
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction1
1China10
2Cuba35
3Haiti57
4Iran85
5Iraq107
6Libya129
7Pakistan157
8The Former Yugoslavia177
Conclusion: Lessons and Recommendations197
Index213

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