The Economic Pros And Cons Of Int'l Trade Sanctions

Law360 (November 25, 2019, 5:41 PM EST) -- Sanctions have been back in the headlines this year in a big way. The most recent target in the international crosshairs of U.S. politicians has been Turkey.

Following the October withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan decided to invade the northeast part of Syria, with which Turkey shares a border. Initially, U.S. President Donald Trump consented to this anticipated military incursion against U.S.-backed Kurdish militias who had been instrumental in defeating the jihadi group ISIS. After all, Turkey is a longstanding NATO ally.

But under pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Trump did a volte-face, and...

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