International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Reappraising the role of economic sanctions in international politics


Gabriel Oriloye


Economic sanctions is one of the most popular tools in international politics. Its use predates modern civilization and interstate relations are still being shaped today by the application of economic sanctions. We have seen a shift from institutionally imposed sanction like the UN imposed sanctions on Iraq in 1991, to unilateral sanctions, a popular foreign policy tool for the United States and the UK. The last two years have witnessed an unprecedented level of multilateral economic sanction and retaliatory sanctions among the major Super Powers as they continue to struggle for asymmetrical territorial expansion. This paper examines the continued relevance of economic sanctions in international politics and its effects on unintended targets. I have also situated the discussion within relevant theoretical framework while specific attention is devoted to the UN sanction on Iraq and the future of economic sanctions. The paper attempts to reappraise the role of economic sanctions in contemporary interstate relations.
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Gabriel Oriloye. Reappraising the role of economic sanctions in international politics. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016, Pages 23-28
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