Thinking About Embargos

[Patrick Appel]

Stephen Hugh-Jones discusses the Cuban embargo and  how the EU is "making the same mistake" with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus:

In sum, since the 1980s the EU has been trying, like the United States since the 1960s, to get rid of a regime it disapproves of through impoverishment; a regime, moreover, which, unlike Castro's, practises a tolerable version of democracy, and has never posed any threat to the EU's interests, let alone offered to install the nuclear missiles of its enemies. Like the US, the EU has failed. Yet, like the US, it persists.