Accession Number : ADA309288

Title :   Economic Sanctions: Are They a Viable Instrument of Power?

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Izzo, Paul S.

PDF Url : ADA309288

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This research paper explores and assesses the effectiveness and appropriateness of economic sanctions as an instrument of national power with specific focus on the imposition of economic sanctions on Iraq. This paper has two objectives. The first is to identify the general principles and characteristics common to most uses of economic sanctions. Some significant examples of the last half century are reviewed -- to include the means, the circumstances conductive to effectiveness, and factors limiting effectiveness. The second objective is to evaluate the use of economic sanctions by the United States and its allies against Iraq after Kuwait was attacked and occupied in August 1990 by tracing the process imposing sanctions, their immediate impact upon the Iraqi economy and upon Iraq's political decision-making process, and, finally Iraq's ability to reduce the impact.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL TRADE, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *ECONOMIC WARFARE, FOREIGN POLICY, IRAQ, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), CASE STUDIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PLANNING, PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, SPARE PARTS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE