Author profile: Bryan Early

Bryan Early is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Policy Research and Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the University of Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He conducts research on topics related to foreign policy, strategic trade controls, and the proliferation of nuclear and aerospace technology. His book Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail (Stanford University Press, 2015) offers the first comprehensive explanation of the causes and consequences of sanctions busting. Dr. Early graduated with his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2009 and earned his BA in Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2004. From 2008-2009, Dr. Early was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Bryan Early • Aug 21 2016 • Articles
Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.

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