August 12, 2014
Russia's Food Ban: High Risk, Low-Reward
Mark Adomanis, Moscow Times
The Associated Press
The ban on food imports strikes me as an extremely high-risk and low-reward move, one that is likely to cause more harm to Russian consumers than to its putative targets. Rather than targeting a specific weak spot in the EU (hint: it's natural gas!), Russia has instead targeted a much more diversified economic sector in which its adversaries are not very dependent on exports.
TAGGED: United States, Europe, Food, Sanctions, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin