Economic sanctions work. Unfortunately, the people of a country suffer the most, not the leadership. The sanctions do provide incentive for better negotiations when all other avenues have failed. If the leadership doesn't respond to the sanctions then the masses of their people start to apply internal pressure that can be enough to tip the scales in the right direction in the negotiations. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do when all else fails. It's better than going to war.
I think that economic sanction should be used to achieve
foreign policy objectives. The use of
economic sanctions is far more effective long term than the use of military
force. We are all better off when wars
can be won without shedding a single drop of blood. Sanctions are effective.
Dating back to the first man we can see that money and power are the true motivating factors behind diplomacy. Utilizing economic sanctions in order to finalize foreign policy objectives is a very smart decision. Hurting a countries wallet is more effective than hurting their actual people in multiple wars.
Economic sanction should not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives. I think that the way that the economy is so bad in most places then putting any sanctions on it would be a mistake. Just because we do not like your foreign policy objectives does not mean that you should take it out on the economy.
No, economic sanction should not be used to achieve foreign policy objectives, because the economic sanctions only end up hurting the people the most. It is the people of Cuba who have suffered because of the economic sanctions against it. In the end, it has done no good. Other ways should be used to send the tone of our politics rather than punish the people.