Humanitarian implications of sanctions to end the war in Ukraine

Post by Dorothea Hilhorst and Rodrigo Mena on ISS blog BlISS

The sanctions package against Russia is expanding every day as the main strategy to end the invasion of Ukraine. While it is inevitable that ordinary Russians will suffer from these sanctions , we must do everything in our ability to protect all civilians affected by this war.

Professor Thea Hilhost and Dr Rod Mena investigate how. 

The sanctions package against Russia is expanding every day as the main strategy to end the invasion of Ukraine. While it is inevitable that ordinary Russians will suffer from these sanctions (as will people in the countries applying these sanctions), we must do everything in our ability to protect all civilians affected by this war, including people in Russia, from the impact of sanctions.

This is not an easy task at all. On one hand, the sanctions might bring suffering to people in Russia (primarily for the most vulnerable ones), but on the other hand, they might lead to the end of the war, and, thereby, save many lives and reduce the extreme suffering of millions in Ukraine.

In this blog post, Professor Thea Hilhorst and Dr Rod Mena investigate this dilemma and ask whether sanctions will indeed bring an end to the war in Ukraine.

Read the full post - 'Humanitarian implications of sanctions to end the war in Ukraine', 7 March 2022

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Professor Dorothea Hilhorst

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Dr Rodrigo Mena

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