Month: May 2020

Rethinking Sanctions: Important Questions for Canada to Consider

Published: 2020    |    By: Andrea Charron and Erin Tramley  |    Volume 68, No. 6 Download PDF Summary Now is the time to consider the utility of certain ‘targeted’ sanctions regimes imposed by Canada. Three cases involving sanctions applied by Canada against elites and decision-makers in Venezuela, Iran and North Korea point to a number of problems with Canadian sanctions measures and policy means versus unintended effects. The penchant by Western states to create sanctions coalitions of the willing is not having the desired effect to change rogue state behaviour and instead is doing irreparable harm. A...

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