COMPREHENSIVE SANCTIONS VS. TARGETED SANCTIONS: ACHIEVING GOALS

Open Access
Author:
McLafferty, Colin James
Area of Honors:
Political Science
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Robert Packer, Thesis Supervisor
  • Gretchen Casper, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Liberia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Sanctions
  • targeted
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
Abstract:
ABSTRACT Comprehensive sanctions employ full trade embargoes against the target of sanctions and involve wide-sweeping bans on trade, diplomatic relations, and or other relationships between target and sender. Targeted sanctions impose embargoes on specific items or restrictions on a person or on groups of specific people. This thesis addresses the use of both comprehensive and targeted sanctions in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Liberia. The thesis concludes that comprehensive sanctions are more successful in achieving the sender’s goals than are targeted sanctions; especially in the areas of containing a target militarily and economically.