20 Years of Arnoldshain Seminar
“20 Years of Challenges for Integration, Globalization, and Development”
September 14 – 18, 2015
Frankfurt and Arnoldshain / Taunus

Pomeranz, Lenina    
AbstracttitleEconomic sanctions as political instrument in international relations. The case of the Russian Federation.
ShortabstractThe paper intends to discuss the application of economic sanctions as political instrument in international relations and the ones contemporarily used by the USA and other Western countries in different political situations. It is divided as follows : i) the understanding of economic sanctions in general and in their use in international relations; ii) a brief review of the sanctions applied to Cuba, Iraq and Iran, the declared objectives to obtain and their actual results; iii) the case of economic sanctions against the Russian Federation. Their objectives, their consequences to country’s economy, the reactions of the Russian authorities and, finally their results for the international economic and political relations; iv) concluding remarks on the subject.