February 22, 2012

India a Weak Link in U.S. Strategy

Rodger Shanahan, The Interpreter

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While no economic sanctions regime can ever be watertight, the ones enacted against Iran have been well targeted and undoubtedly have caused pain. But the problem with unilateral action, or multilateral action without UN agreement, is that the impact of sanctions dissipates as states assert their sovereign right to trade with whoever they choose, and business people target the opportunities that non-universal sanctions present.

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Center for Strategic and Int'l Studies
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Time to Redraw the Mideast Map
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