The debate "On balance economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to western interests" was started by
December 1, 2015, 10:14 pm.
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Bodaciouslady16, Sosocratese and 13 visitors agree.
Wookie, historybuff and 12 visitors disagree.
Absolutely, the economy of Russia is much less stable than it was before the sanctions. This should look familiar to anyone with some basic knowledge of the cold war. This will be decided by economics, policy, and innovation.
The more the sanctions destabilize Russia's economy, the more the world unites against Russia's geopolitical interests, and the more energy independent Europe becomes from Russia the less of a threat Russia becomes. Putin is so desperate to be a world player that he is over extending his reach and possibly his budget (like the ussr did).