Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2012

Abstract

Since May 2011, the EU has crafted one of its most far reaching and sophisticated sanctions operations in support of the anti-regime protests against the current regime in Syria. This article examines the measures wielded by the EU, its expected impact and its implications for the EU's relations with its global partners. While seriously undermined by the lack of support of Russia, the sanctions are having a noticeable economic impact. Yet, the choice of measures is ill-suited to stop the bloodshed. The sanctions have also served to (re)define partnerships with other powers, both in the Middle-East and globally.

Keywords

Syria, targeted sanctions, European Union, CFSP, Strategic Partnerships, Responsibility to Protect

Discipline

International Relations | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

UNISCI Discussion Papers

Issue

30

First Page

151

Last Page

158

ISSN

1696-2206

Publisher

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

City or Country

Madrid

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Publications/Detail/?lng=en&id=154474

Comments

This paper was first published as Egmont Security Policy Brief No. 38 in September 2012 by Egmont, Royal Institute of International Relations

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