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dc.contributor.advisorBarma, Naazneen
dc.contributor.authorYoon, Yesun
dc.dateJun-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T16:47:07Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T16:47:07Z
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/55561
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates what factors influence the effectiveness of economic sanctions in changing behavior of targeted states. U.S. and UN leaders often turn to economic sanctions rather than military force to achieve international political objectives, believing that sanctions are as effective as, and more humane than, military force. Yet, history has shown the sanctions are often ineffective in altering target states' agendas. This thesis explores the use of sanctions levied against Iran and North Korea, and examines their efficacy in preventing further nuclear proliferation by these two states. These case studies suggest the structure and type of sanctions have limited success driving behavior changes in target states. Other factors--such as the target states' motivation in pursuing a particular policy and features of their political systems, the sanctioning states' ability to punish targeted states' non-compliance, and the role of third-party spoilers, also known as black knights--play a large part in determining the value and outcome of economic sanctions. These findings are supported with a brief examination of attempts to promote democratic reforms in Myanmar and Cuba. The thesis concludes with policy implications.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleAssessment of the effectiveness of economic sanctions: The cases of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar, and Cubaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMeierding, Emily
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authoreconomic sanctionsen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. foreign policyen_US
dc.subject.authorstatecraften_US
dc.subject.authornuclear proliferationen_US
dc.subject.authordemocracyen_US
dc.subject.authorIranen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Koreaen_US
dc.subject.authorMyanmaren_US
dc.subject.authorCubaen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, The Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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