Violence in Ukraine. Abuse of human rights in Syria. Repression of democratic freedoms in Burma. These are only the most recent issues leading to the use of sanctions across the world by the U.S., but they join decades-old embargoes in cementing a growing trend in trade policy: the increasing use of economic sanctions as a negotiating tool during times of conflict.
However, with the momentous lift of the Cuban embargo, will sanctions remain a leading option? A broad range of trade experts recently discussed the changing landscape of U.S. sanctions and while each had a particular view on the issue, all agreed: Change is the only constant.
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