The changing role of economic sanctions

Blog post by Peter van Bergeijk
Sanction impositions and openness of the world economy
Peter van Bergeijk

The use of economic sanctions as a foreign policy tool has increased sharply over the past decade. Drawing a comparison with the first sanction decade of the 1990s, this post analyses the drivers of the recent sanction wave and argues that the increased use of economic sanctions will be sustained in the foreseeable future.

In this article published on, Professor Peter van Bergeijk examines the new wave of economic sanctions. He suggests that the increase in economic sanctions since the 2010s (as compared to sanctions imposed in earlier decades) is a symptom of deglobalization and will be sustained in the foreseeable future.

Read the full article online - 'The second sanction wave'


Professor Peter van Bergeijk

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