Russia and the Ukraine are the latest in the list of countries targeted by the U.S. as part of its sanction programme. Gateway House looks at the U.S.’s longest running sanction, the most effective, and the most ad hoc – in that the countries it should sanction are in fact aid recipients and partners. Which one comes next?
|Country||Sanction Programmes||Most recent sanctions||Longest running sanction||Most effective sanctions||Who should be sanctioned but is not|
|U.S|| 24 ongoing
Balkans, Belarus, Myanmar, Cote d’Ivoire, Counter Narcotics Trafficking (eg. Colombia, Ecuador), Counter Terrorism (eg. Al-Qaeda, Tehrik-i-Taliban, Pakistan), Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq-Lebanon, Liberia (Charles Taylor), Libya, Magnitsky (Russia), Non-Proliferation (eg. China, Afghanistan, Iran), North Korea, Rough Diamond Trade Controls (Sierra Leone, Liberia), Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Transnational Criminal Organisations (eg. Italy), Ukraine, Yemen, Zimbabwe
|Russia & Ukraine: 11 Individuals sanctioned in 6 days||Cuba: 1962-Till date||
Credit for the political transformation in Myanmar
|Pakistan: Sponsoring terrorist organisations; nuclear proliferation|
|Iran allowed the IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear plants and began diluting its nuclear stockpiles||Saudi Arabia:Repressive stifling of freedom of expression, systemic discrimination against women and minorities, detention of human rights defenders and activists|
|China: Stranglehold on political activists, human rights defenders and online activists, arbitrary arrests and detentions|
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury
Compiled by Trupti Sarode and Marisha Dolly Singh, Gateway House.
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