Are economic sanctions a useful foreign-policy tool?
There is a growing tendency toward having economic sanction around the world. Personally, I do not think it is an effective foreign-policy tool for the following three reasons.
First, economic sanction can escalate poverty problem. In fact, many people in developing countries are suffering from starvation due to a luck of funds. According to a survey, most of children in sub-Saharan Africa cannot live until they become at the age of five. Therefore, economic sanction can accelerate poverty problem in the world.
Second, economic sanction can make it difficult to keep a good relationship with other countries. Actually, North Korea has tried to attack other countries in order to avenge economic sanctions. In addition, these action can bring about war, which will involved in alliance countries. Accordingly, economic sanction will have a negative effect on international relationship.
Third, economic sanction can will cause economic recession. This is because many companies are forced to shut down their plants due to a lack of funds. As a result, the unemployment rate will increase. Consequently, economic sanction will (ここから先は覚えていないため再現できなかったとのこと)
In conclusion, from the above three perspectives, the poverty problem, the effect on international relationship and the society, I do not believe economic sanctions are a beneficial foreign-policy.