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West turns sanctions screws slowly; foes move fast

Major Western democracies have decided to rely on economic sanctions to force improvements in human rights or the reversal of unwelcome foreign policy moves by despotic adversaries, notably Belarus, Russia and China.                                                                                                                                          The punishments have been imposed gradually in the hope that the slow tightening of the screws will persuade the targeted government to make changes […]