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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 http://www.fourthfreedom.org/php/t-si-index.php?hinc=SecondIraq.hinc 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 activity; * 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 inspections." 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." http://www.fourthfreedom.org/php/t-si-index.php?hinc=decade.hinc _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk