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.

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TAGGED: Europe, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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