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[casi] Sanctions Theoretician: "Enhanced Containment" for Iraq

A follow-up on the US sanctions theoretician (and advocate of nonviolence)
David Cortright.

In his May 2002 piece entitled Sanctions, Inspection, and Containment: Viable
Policy Options in Iraq
His counsel to the US administration if the government of Iraq refuses to
cooperate with UN weapons inspection is the creation of an "enhanced
containment system." He calls this a "robust alternative to the use of force."
"The policy options outlined here include:
* Reforming UN sanctions to tighten controls on oil revenues and
military-related goods while further easing restrictions on civilian economic
* Facilitating the return of UN weapons inspectors to complete the UN
disarmament mandate and reestablish an Ongoing Monitoring and Verification
(OMV) system; and
* Creating an "enhanced containment" system of externally based border
monitoring and control if Iraq refuses to allow the resumption of weapons

And further reading on sanctions as a "productive diplomatic tool."
The Sanctions Decade (book) A Project of the International Peace Academy(!),
the authors
 "conclude with far-reaching recommendations for increasing the viability of
sanctions as a productive diplomatic tool."

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