Economist Questions Effectiveness of Sanctions


By Stephen Levy

The Economista strong advocate of E.U. and U.S. action against Russia's Ukrainian campaign, questioned the effectiveness of both the current sanctions and of economic sanctions in general.  The article contained a chart suggesting that UN-sponsored sanctions have proven less effective than common knowledge has suggested, and the sanctions against Russia also lack UNSC support. On the other hand, as The Economist notes, sanctions may still prove a useful bargaining chip in upcoming negotiations.