Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: How Russian Countersanctions Intertwined Political and Economic Goals

  title={Hitting Two Birds with One Stone: How Russian Countersanctions Intertwined Political and Economic Goals},
  author={Paulina Pospieszna and Joanna Skrzypczyńska and Beata Stępień},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={243 - 247}
ABSTRACT This article explicates the intertwined economic and political goals behind the imposition of countersanctions through an analysis of their premises and outcomes for Russia’s domestic economy. The evidence supports the argument that retaliation was designed to benefit the Russian domestic food industry, reorient trade relations, and bolster domestic public support for this sector while politically penalizing sanctioning countries. An important contribution of this article is to… 
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Article history: Received April 9, 2021 Received in revised format May 27 2021 Accepted May 27 2021 Available online May 3


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