Iran: Sanctioned into Submission?


Iran continues to defy international attempts to restrain its nuclear program. What should be done? The United States and the United Nations Security Council are proposing additional sanctions.  

In the latest posts in Peace Policy, Kroc’s online policy journal:

  • George A. Lopez explains why the proposed sanctions won’t work and what the alternatives are for bringing about change. (This post includes a video interview.)   
  • Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf offers a short history of (failed) sanctions against Iran.   
  • Peter Wallensteen provides insights on Iran’s reform movement, the role of sanctions, and the effectiveness of creative non-violence.    

Edited by David Cortright, director of policy studies, Peace Policy focuses on critical topics such as the war in Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation, and civilian-military cooperation.  It features research-based insights and commentary by Kroc faculty, fellows, and associated peace scholars.   

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