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Economic sanctions and the U.S. national interest.

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Authors
Knouse, Craig R.
Subjects
economic sanction
national interest
Advisors
Looney, Robert E.
Date of Issue
1986-12
Date
December 1986
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
Economic sanctions appear to be gaining wider usage by the United States. To date however, policymakers have often imposed sanctions with little information as to their likely impact on the target country. Do past successful sanctions have an element of commonality so that policymakers can gain guidance as to the situations in which sanctions are likely to meet their stated goals? Using a recently compiled database on past sanctions, it is demonstrated that no clear pattern can be found differentiating successful from unsuccessful sanctions. Because of the inability to be able to predict whether a new sanction will be successful or unsuccessful, their usefulness is seriously questioned.
Type
Thesis
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Department
National Security Affairs (NSA)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
125 p.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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