Global Inquirer Newsletter

Hear it first

© 2019 by The International Relations Organization at The University of Virginia

  • Grey SoundCloud Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon

Sanctions, Soccer, and Scandal

Season 4 | Episode 2

Sanctions are a tool of foreign policy that are both overused and hardly understood. Some praise them as a decisive punishment and a cure-all of sorts, while others dismiss them as useless after of political theater. In these sweeping generalizations, the truth of the matter is lost. When do sanctions come into play? Who determines when and where are they used? Do governments place sanctions in isolation of other institutions, or does the media or other groups have an influence? Listen as we sit down with our researchers, Katya Sankow and Walter Sharon, and find out!

Host: Nicholas Mortensen 
Researchers: Katya Sankow and Walter Sharon

The Global Inquirer is a production of the International Relations Organization at UVA, and affiliated with TEEJ, UVA’s podcasting network.