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Experts Divided Over Whether Sanctions Against Russia Are Working

After several rounds of international sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, experts are divided over whether they are working. “It depends on what your understanding of the purpose of sanctions is,” said Matthew Rojansky with the Washington-based Wilson Center. “My understanding is that it’s mostly intended to change behavior, to deter bad behavior. And in that sense probably not,...

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