Issues in International Political Economy - Sanctions: When They Don't Work, Keep Doing the Same - August 2001, Number 20
August 15, 2001
I long ago realized that one way for the CEO of a large corporation to get a big bonus was to get fired. For a top government official, a well-trodden path for moving up is to thoroughly mess up the current job. The sure-fire way for unilateral sanctions to endure is to fail in their primary objective.