Sunday, August 28, 2022

‘Sanctions are Crippling the Russian Economy,’ Yale Study Concludes

Paul Goble

            Sanctions and what they are doing to the Russian economy may not have the impact on Putin’s thinking and actions that their authors want, but with this report, no one in Russia or in the West who argues that sanctions have been irrelevant as far as the Russian economy is concerned deserves to be taken seriously.

            And that fact should but perhaps won’t alter the debate about sanctions in the West and lead those who believe that Russia must be stopped to consider other means of doing so given Putin’s willingness to let Russia suffer while he pursues his aggressive imperialistic war in Ukraine.

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