Africa Notes: Sanctions: Another View - September 1986
September 20, 1986
The calls for various forms of economic sanctions against South Africa focus mainly on the immorality of apartheid. The frustration and despair that give momentum to the drive for sanctions are understandable, but serious strategists must take into account the historical record of sanctions situations in evoking a certain well-defined pattern of state and individual behavior. Some of the classic characteristics of the early phase of this pattern are already manifesting themselves in South Africa.