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International Sanctions: Interests Vs. Values

Aid, Sanction, National Interest and Value. Although the effectiveness of sanctions remains controversial, still, is it the national interest or values that prompts western nations to apply sanction
Aid, Sanctions, National Interest and Values. Although the effectiveness of sanctions remains controversial, still, what motivates the west most to use sanction as an economic weapon? interest or value?

By Fikrejesus Amahazion,

IN RECENT days, international sanctions have once again garnered attention. In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper imposed fresh sanctions on Russia, largely in response to “Russia’s illegal occupation of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity.” [1a,1b] These latest sanctions follow those imposed months ago that “came into force in order to respond to the gravity of Russia’s violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukraine.”  Continue reading International Sanctions: Interests Vs. Values

Ethiopia to Get 200 (T-72) Armoured Tanks: Zenawi

Anti-Tanks coupled with Eritreansim will put all these hardware out of action

theafricareport.com

Ethiopian Prime Crime Minister, Meles Zenawi Chenawi on Tuesday said his government’ will buy 200 amoured tanks to replace an old fleet as the country  moves strengthen its defense capacity. Meles told parliament that government had allocated about 1.2 percent of its US$ 6.8 billion 2011/2012 budget to security.

This defense budget includes the buying of 200 tanks, which some of you are asking for clarification,” he said. Continue reading Ethiopia to Get 200 (T-72) Armoured Tanks: Zenawi