Turning back the clock: U.N. sanctions against Iraq
Alger, James D
Looney, Robert E.
MetadataShow full item record
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 promoting political change. The paper outlines Iraq's economy in four sections. The first, demonstrates the nation's economic position prior to sanctions showing Iraq's vulnerability to international pressure and economic isolation. Next, sanctions are defined, illustrating the reasons, the variety and demonstrating their comprehensive application. The third section details the current economy after six years of unified global embargo and looks at Saddam Hussein's desperate attempt to generate foreign exchange despite multinational opposition. Finally, the paper projects Iraq's ability to promote economic recovery following the removal of sanctions. Evidence concludes that Iraq's economic growth potential for the next three decades has been stymied, thereby, making economic sanctions unnecessary. The hard-line U.S. stand against Iraq, is preventing the settlement of war reparations, imposing a generation of Iraqi people to poverty and causing friction among our allies. As the second term of the Clinton administration begins, perhaps now is the time to develop a new U.S. regional strategy
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
LeSeane, Cameron R. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03);The United States has made use of economic sanctions to achieve political goals by limiting the relationship between trade, travel, and finance. However, economists are uncertain if the use of economic sanctions is effective ...
Assessment of the effectiveness of economic sanctions: The cases of Iran, North Korea, Myanmar, and Cuba Yoon, Yesun (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-06);This 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 ...
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 ...