Unilateral Sanctions Are A Really Bad Idea

Monday, 7 July 2014
The Hill

Op-ed by Richard Sawaya, Director of USA*Engage

Excerpt: As the Ukraine crisis persists, so do calls for the administration to attack the Russian economy by means of economic sanctions. To date, the administration has insisted that in order to be effective, such a tactic must be multilateral. Unfortunately, that thinking may now be evaporating. In the face of unwillingness on the part of our partners in Europe to imperil their own economies given their interdependence with Russia’s, reportedly the White House is seriously considering a go-it-alone approach.

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