Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Are Sanctions Effective?

By Aneil Gill Published May 6, 2018

Though sanctions have produced unintended detrimental consequences in the past, prudent use remains a critical foreign policy tool. Carefully crafted sanctions represent a preferable alternative to war and isolationism. This article examines the history of sanctions and highlights effective examples.


Interest and Independence: A Look into Contemporary Independence Movements

By Aneil Gill Published November 2, 2017

Written by Aneil Gill, 11/02/2017 Recent movements for independence in Catalonia and Kurdistan, although unique in background and geopolitical context, are both subject to the wide-reaching influence of world politics. This article compares the history and events surrounding the Catalonian and Kurdish referendums and utilizes international relations theory to explain the international response to each movement