Will Biden Sanction Half the World to Isolate Russia? By Ryan McMaken

If only half the world is sanctioned, how is Russia isolated? From Ryan McMaken at mises.org:

It is becoming increasingly apparent that isolating Russia and totally cutting it off from the global economy is not going to be easy.

As I discussed last week, from Mexico to Brazil to China to India and much of Africa, the world is resisting Washington’s call to treat Russia as a pariah nation. In the words of James Pindell, “Most of three huge continents—Asia, Africa, and South America—are either still working with Russia or trying to project the image of neutrality.”

Yes, the US will certainly inflict a lot of damage on the Russian economy with its sanctions, but it’s unlikely to be enough damage to incapacitate the Moscow regime. This is because much of the world has shown it plans to continue having relations with the Russians, albeit while taking some efforts to avoid any direct policy confrontation with Washington.

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