The Ineffectiveness of Economic Sanctions Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

The Ineffectiveness of Economic Sanctions
This paper looks at the use of different cases where economic sanctions were placed and argues their ineffectiveness.
# 84276 | 1,800 words | 7 sources | 2005 | US

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This paper questions the historical use of economic sanctions as a politically heavy-handed tool. It first looks at the historical sanctions that the United States has employed against Cuba and the results that have been seen through the decades. Then it looks at the sanctions that were used against South Africa, somewhat successfully, but questions if these were the reason for the end of Apartheid.

From the Paper:

"It seems that we are in an age that loves the "retro," what is old and was once commonplace but is now considered "cool." We embrace motion pictures that are questionable but now nostalgic, we adorn ourselves with clothes that for so long were thought of as yesterday's fashions but are now again trendy. This type of nostalgia and reversion is not only occurring among materialistic avenues; it is also happening in our political thinking and worldviews. It seems only yesterday when the United States was worrying itself over Communism and gulags, over dictators and the Middle East. But that has popped up again, and not just in the "big" war that is happening. We are considering economic sanctions against North Korea and Iran, and we have them in place, not to mention more than a hundred thousand troops, in Iraq."

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