The Ukraine Crisis: Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

America is no stranger to using sanctions on adversaries. It began doing so early in the 19th century, but has truly championed the practice since WWII after emerging as the strongest economic and military power in 1945. Economic power made its sanctions more impactful and military power supported their enforcement and the level of intimidation they provided. America has become so enamored of sanctions that it has imposed over 60 percent of all unilateral economic sanctions in the world since WWII. America is now the world’s “sanction master.”

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