Economic Sanctions

Are sanctions actually helping build the prophesied “mart of nations”?

Within minutes of Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing the recognition of two regions of Ukraine as breakaway republics on February 21, rocket attacks began raining down on Ukrainian cities. The insurgency war that began in 2014 became a full ground invasion. This is the first war of a first-rate power against a Western nation since the end of World War II.

What was the United States’ and other Western nations’ response to this raw aggression? Economic sanctions. This has been the go-to foreign-policy tool to try to coerce and punish regimes that oppose the present status quo of the balance of power. Russia has more or less faced sanctions constantly for the past 30 years, but the latest round of sanctions are intended to isolate and cut off Russia’s economy from the West.

Read more at “Where Western Sanctions Against Russia Are Leading”

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