When a direct military confrontation between two or more countries is off the table, how should these entities respond to acts of foreign aggression?

One tactic is sanctioning, which applies economic restrictions on a country’s government, businesses, and even individual citizens. The goal is that sanctioning penalties will create enough impact to dissuade further hostilities.

As an example, when Russian activities threaten U.S. interests, economic sanctions are often deployed as a deterrent. In the following infographic, Visual Capitalist looks at the recent history of U.S. sanctions against Russia.

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A Recent History of United States Sanctions on Russia

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