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April 15, 2016
The New Tools of Economic Warfare
Effects and Effectiveness of Contemporary U.S. Financial Sanctions
Economic sanctions have become an increasingly important way for the United States to project power and advance its national interests. Most recently, innovative and effective sanctions have addressed Iran’s nuclear program and Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, demonstrating the importance of coercive economic measures to U.S. foreign policy. But as sanctions have become a key piece of the U.S. strategy abroad, policymakers and thought leaders have raised questions about the role, effectiveness, and centrality of sanctions in U.S. policy.
In the report, sanctions experts at the Center for a New American Security and NYU School of Law's Center on Law and Security assess the effectiveness of sanctions following the aftermath of terrorist attacks on 9/11.
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