Economic Sanctions Are a Global Curse
A World Regressing Beyond Repair
Political leaders in the United States have touted economic sanctions as less costly and more humanitarian than wars to affect the objectionable policies of an adversary. I beg to differ.
Prolonged sanctions can inflict pain, physical destruction and death, disrupt global supply chains, force sub-par and costly restructuring of the global economy, reshape global alliances with fallout that can last much longer than most conventional wars. It is a Neo-colonial instrument available to an…