Questions tagged [sanctions]

Sanctions are actions taken by countries against others for political reasons, either unilaterally or multilaterally.

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How exactly are further sanctions meant to prevent North Korea from continuing their nuclear program?

I understand that sanctions in general work in a variety of ways, such as preventing new technologies from being developed, encouraging unrest among the populace, etc. However, it appears to me that ...
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What exactly is the purpose of the Non-Proliferation Treaty when nuclear weapons can be substituted with conventional explosives?

With the destructive power of nuclear weapons, it's understandable the concerted effort by many world bodies to vigorously regulate and control the ownership of nuclear weapons. The NPT is one of such ...
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What is the purpose of the North Korea sanctions?

The US and others are sanctioning North Korea economically due to their nuclear advancements. But such sanctions hurt the people and country as a whole. Less jobs, more poverty, reduced standard of ...
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Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same?

Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same? For example see U.S. tightens sanctions on Russia over Crimea, New US sanctions on Russia inflame ...
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Why are economic sanctions allowed under WTO rules?

Russia is currently being sanctioned by numerous Western countries for occupying Crimea and invading Donbass. However both Russia and the Western countries are members of the World Trade Organization (...
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Do sanctions really serve their purpose?

Does economic sanctions on a country serve any purpose at all other than make the ordinary citizens suffer? Most of the times sanctions are placed on a country which is either not democratic or less ...
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Is passing extension of sanctions on Iran against JCPOA?

US senate passed extension of sanctions on Iran. Assume that it become a law. Is it against JCPOA? What is arguments of both sides?
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Legality of UN sanctions against North Korea

From a Guardian article: "North Korea is banned from nuclear tests .... under UN sanctions dating 2006 and most recently ..." What is the exact relation between UN and North Korea ? Where comes the ...