The New Era (and Challenge) of Targeted Economic Sanctions
For the past 50 years, the vast majority of economic sanctions were considered to be broad sanctions or sanctions which were brought in force against an entire countrys economy. But 2014 saw a marked change in how Western governments looked to enact sanction programs against countries. As the global economy grows, it is becoming increasingly problematic to enact broad sanctions against a single country without affecting global economic interests. Thus targeted sanctions, which factor in the global economic impact of the sanction program, were levied against Cuba, North Korea, and Iran.