Sanctions: Costs and Effects with David Cortright, Kroc Institute, Notre Dame


David Cortright

We welcome David Cortright from the Kroc Institute for International Peace of Notre Dame…

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, sanctions have been one means for the west to challenge Russia. How effective have these sanctions been in hindering Russia’s war efforts? How do these sanctions compare with others enacted against Iran, Myamar, and Venezuela? What collateral damage has occurred through their implementation and how might sanctions be used in the future more effectively?

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