Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft

Targeting Economic Statecraft

(Rowman & Littlefield, 2002) Edited by David Cortright and George A. Lopez.

In recent years, international attention has turned toward the use of targeted, “smart” sanctions that minimize unintended humanitarian consequences and focus coercive pressure on responsible decision makers.

Some of the world’s leading sanctions experts and practitioners join together in this book to provide the first published account of the emerging theory and practice of smart sanctions. The essays examine recent uses of targeted financial sanctions, travel sanctions, and arms embargoes, and offer recommendations for improving their design and implementation.

Also included are an account of the targeted European Union sanctions that helped bring down the Milosevic regime in Yugoslavia and a proposal for restructuring UN sanctions in Iraq. The result is a groundbreaking panorama of the latest developments in international sanctions policy and a range of practical strategies for making sanctions a more humane and effective instrument of international policy.

This work was produced in part through the generous financial contribution of the United States Institute of Peace. The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Institute of Peace.