Accession Number : ADA180121

Title :   Economic Sanctions and the U.S. National Interest.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Knouse,Craig R

PDF Url : ADA180121

Report Date : Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Economic sanctions appear to be gaining wider usage by the United States. To date however, policymakers have often imposed sanctions with little information as to their likely impact on the target country. Do past successful sanctions have an element of commonality so that policymakers can gain guidance as to the situations in which sanctions are likely to meet their stated goals? Using a recently compiled database on past sanctions, it is demonstrated that no clear pattern can be found differentiating successful from unsuccessful sanctions. Because of the inability to be able predict whether a new sanction will be successful or unsuccessful, their usefulness is seriously questioned.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *FOREIGN POLICY, DATA BASES, PATTERNS, TARGETS, UNITED STATES, THESES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE