Sanctions and logic

Patrick Crow Washington, D.C. U.S. sanctions policy is coming under hard attack early in the 106th Congress. Legislation-with unusually wide support-recently was filed in Congress to restrain the use of unilateral economic sanctions (see editorial and OGJ, Mar. 29, 1999, Newsletter). Meanwhile, the influential Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., issued a report slamming the U.S. approach. An 18-month study by a blue-ribbon panel concluded that U.S. policy should be junked in favor of a strategy of political and economic engagement aimed at changing the behavior of rogue states. It said, "Comprehensive ...

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