August 20, 2014
Hurt Putin, Hurt Yourself?
Vauhini Vara, The New Yorker
The Associated Press
Few would argue that sanctions are supposed to be a profit-making enterprise: their goals tend to be political, not economic. By imposing sanctions on Russia, European leaders hope to encourage a de-escalation of the situation in Crimea. And yet, it’s clear that for sanctions to work, they should harm the sanctionee more than the sanctioner.
TAGGED: Europe, Russia, Vladimir Putin