Why the latest round of sanctions matters – Yuan Jiang & Toni Michel

The second half of July has seen an acute escalation in the use of sanctions, including the US Congress sanctions package sent to a reluctant President Donald Trump, the widening of EU economic sanctions against Russia after Siemens electricity turbines were being used in Crimea in alleged breach of the delivery contract, and finally Moscow’s decision to order the US Embassy in Russia to cut 755 staff members.

What can we read from those three developments and how much has the ground shifted since?

Published in TheGlobalTimes

 

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