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Economic Sanctions: Effectiveness as Tools of Foreign Policy

NSIAD-92-106 Published: Feb 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1992.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed economic sanctions, focusing on the: (1) political goals economic sanctions can and cannot achieve; (2) socioeconomic, political, and psychological effects of sanctions; and (3) circumstances in which sanctions are likely to succeed or fail.

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