The Loophole in Biden’s Sanctions That Allows Russia to Prosper
How to punish Putin without devastating Europe’s economy remains a challenge.
It took less than 24 hours for the United States to announce a raft of sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine this week. Some of those measures were unprecedented, but for Ukrainians, and for others worried about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rising hostility and aggression, the only question that seemed to count was: Would the penalties change the war’s arithmetic for the Russian leader?
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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