Predicting actions taken to counter economic sanctions: an examination of U.S. government financial data collection and its usefulness in determining if foreign governments anticipate economic sanctions : a case study of Iraq.
Kotlar, Kim Leslie
Wirtz, James J.
MetadataShow full item record
Economic sanctions have been a long-standing policy instrument used by the United States. While much research has been conducted on the effectiveness of sanctions, little has been written on whether governments anticipate economic sanctions and take measures to protect assets held in foreign countries. Using Iraq as a case study, this thesis uses publicly available U.S. Government-collected information to track the flow of foreign financial data within the United States to determine if it is possible it identify events which may indicate that a country is attempting to protect its foreign assets in anticipation of economic sanctions. The thesis concludes that Iraq did not anticipate U.S. imposed economic sanctions prior to invading Kuwait in August 1990, and that financial data collected by various U.S. Government agencies are not particularly useful in conducting timely financial flow analysis.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Anderson, David A.; Renfro, Robert S. (Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)Program for Culture and Conflict Studies, 2010-04-01);"This paper serves as a proof-of-concept testing analytic tools for better understanding the efficacy and consequences of economic influence in terms of sanctions and other similar macroeconomic regimes. The underlying ...
Alger, James D (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1997-06);This thesis is a single case study analyzing the impact of sanctions on Iraq's current and projected future economy. The evidence presented indicate sanctions caused long-term economic devastation, but appear incapable of ...
Gerschoffer, Mark A. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-03-01);Germany and the United States differ in their approach to Iran. While the United States seeks to contain Iran through diplomatic isolation and economic sanctions, Germany prefers to influence Iran though diplomatic engagement ...