How sanctions can be made effective

How sanctions can be made effective

International solidarity and support for the Burmese democracy movement is growing, as evidenced in the imposition of new economic sanctions against the military regime. But what happens next?

The European Union and the US government have announced additional measures to isolate the dictators, points out veteran Christian peace campaigner Dave Cortright on www.sojo.net. The democracy movement has supported the imposition of these international sanctions as an effective means of pressuring the Burmese government, as he explains in a recent National Public Radio interview.

David Cortright is a board member of Sojourners/Call to Renewal. He is research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and president of the Fourth Freedom Forum.

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