Why Economic Sanctions Still Do Not Work

  title={Why Economic Sanctions Still Do Not Work},
  author={R. Pape},
  journal={International Security},
  • R. Pape
  • Published 1998
  • Political Science
  • International Security
1 I appreciate the opportunity to comment on Kimberly Ann Elliott’s response to my article “Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work.”’ I briefly restate the main findings of my original article and summarize Elliott’s criticism of my work. I then show why Elliott’s charges are not valid and why my conclusion-that there is little empirical support that economic sanctions can achieve ambitious foreign policy goals-still stands. A simple question lies at the heart of the disagreement between Elliott… Expand
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  • International Security
  • 1998
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