The Sanctions Myth

Swibel, Matthew; Ho, Soyoung
October 2007
Forbes Asia;10/29/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 18, p28
The article discusses a study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics which reveals that unilateral efforts to choke off investment, trade and the like succeed in maybe one in five cases. It adds that most attempts fail and end up hurting innocent people, rallying support for dictators, as in Haiti, Serbia, Syria and Iran, and resulting in unintended consequences, like the oil-for-food scandal in Saddam's Iraq.


Related Articles

  • Scandal investing. Rothchild, John // Fortune;1/13/1997, Vol. 135 Issue 1, p162 

    Opinion. Argues that certain companies that get in trouble are good investments. The way companies handle court settlements; The difference between companies running afoul of the government versus the public.

  • Old scam, new twist. Edwards, Steven // CA Magazine;Aug98, Vol. 131 Issue 6, p14 

    Focuses on business scam in Canada. Details on refugee letters; Factor driving some people to sign the bogus letter.

  • The UK Alternative Investment Market - Ethical Dimensions. Mallin, Chris; Ow-Yong, Kean // Journal of Business Ethics;Sep2010, Vol. 95, p223 

    The UK Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was launched in 1995 and has been a great success with over 1200 companies now listed. In this article, we examine the development of AIM as it reaches its 15th year and discuss the potential pitfalls of the light touch regulation that is one of the...

  • Policing Your Practice. Bowen Jr., John J. // Financial Planning;Apr2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p35 

    The author discusses the importance of building an effective compliance system for financial advisors. The author argues that building a successful firm requires compliance with U.S. federal and state rules that have been implemented in the wake of scandals at financial services firms. He...

  • AIC urges companies to oppose listing proposals.  // Fund Strategy;2/12/2007, p8 

    The article reports that the Association of Investment Cos. (AIC) is urging investment companies to register their opposition to consultation paper 06/21, which deals with the requirements for listing on the London Stock Exchange. According to Daniel Godfrey, director general of the AIC, the...

  • Spies and betrayers: Banishing the past. Rosenberg, Tina // Christian Science Monitor;7/11/95, Vol. 87 Issue 157, p18 

    Opinion. Looks at the problems faced by central and east European countries who have emerged from dictatorship, in their efforts to deal with former Communist and dictatorial leaders. Legal problems in levying criminal charges against these leaders; Germany's method of dealing with such leaders.

  • Life-styles of the rich and infamous. Dannen, F.; Rocco, F. // Vanity Fair;Apr92, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p78 

    Looks at the lifestyles of several deposed dictators who have found refuge in France. Reasons why the French government allows these people to remain; Jean-Claude `Baby-Doc' Duvalier, ex-dictator of Haiti and his wife Michele Bennett Duvalier; General Michel Aorin, Commander-in-chief of the...

  • Losing Ground.  // Time;9/15/1952, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p46 

    The article focuses on the implications of the re-election of former dictators back to power in Chile and Ecuador for the U.S. government, particularly the State Department.

  • Dancing with dictators. Watson, R. // Newsweek;2/15/1988, Vol. 111 Issue 7, p39 

    An analysis of US policy and past actions with dictatorships and dictators in the Philippines, Chile, Haiti, Iran, and Panama (both with General Manuel Noriega and his predecessor, General Omar Torrijos).


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics