Sanctions are not useful because of the implicit assumptions attached to them.Sanctions are useful only when viewed within the context of economics, but economics that takes into account a variety of different organizing principles. Not every country uses a free market capitalist system. For instance, if a small country faced sanctions but was an autarchy, meaning it produced all of its goods, then the sanctions would be useless. Further, it assumes that the country would be unable to find other partners to make up for the trade deficit resulting from sanctions. Finally, the last assumption that proves incorrect is that all countries will act in unison. Frequently international players have divided loyalties, and thus will not always act together for the purpose of sanctions.
Yes, because sanctions work, and are effective in many different ways.Sanctions normally only work to pressure smaller countries into abiding by the laws of the governing NATO nations. A majority of smaller countries rely on bigger countries to supply them with most of their goods, such as foods, building materials and raw goods. Most of the time, these smaller nation will have to give in to the larger nation in order to meet the demand to sustain their government