The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War Free Audiobook Download by Nicholas Mulder

The rise of sanctions as a tool of modern war, especially during the past thirty years' can be explained by many factors. One factor is that countries are finding that sanctions are more cost-effective and sustainable than military weapons. Another factor is that when it comes to the use of economic warfare, states have much greater flexibility in their application and easier access to sanctions due to the advancements made with technology. Sanctions also have an advantage over military weapons because they are capable of affecting a wide range of actors outside a state's borders while the latter has a narrower scope.

Nicholas Mulder, a senior writer on energy and the environment at Foreign Policy magazine, examines how economic sanctions have become a method of choice for nations looking to influence foreign policy in other countries.

The Economic Weapon is a historical account of sanctions, with the goal of exploring their development, use and effects on economic power during the twentieth century. The author introduces the reader to the history of sanctions and how they were used by countries like England to lower the economy of other nation-states. He also discusses how international sanctions work today, and how they are being integrated into modern military strategy.

When sanctions came into use in the early 20th century, their use was primarily to punish a specific target and bring them to justice. Within the current world system, sanctions have been widely used as a tool of modern war. They are used by international communities such as the United Nations or NATO to coerce an entity's compliance with a policy or law. Sanctions are often used during conflicts between states or conflicts that contain elements of a stateless conflict. They can also be used by states and non-state actors who may not have any formal legal authority over the target country.

This audiobook tells the history of sanctions from their early days in the 17th century to the present day. The author explains how modern warfare has changed in such a way that sanctions have become one of the most important weapons of this type. He discusses how sanctions are helpful for countries to break through diplomatic barriers and put pressure on opponents, but also notes its downsides- namely, that sanctions are often used as an instrument of war.

The book discusses the economic power of a country when it is wielded as a weapon, using economic sanctions. Sanctions have become more typical in many wars and conflicts between countries in the 21st century since they are often easier to implement than military force that can often cause collateral damage. The book also covers how sanctions work and who they target, as well as their effectiveness and unintended consequences.

Published Date 2022-01-11
Duration 12 hours 25 minutes
Author Nicholas Mulder
Narrated Liam Gerrard
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Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Politics
Parent Category Public Policy, World, Economics

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