Sanctions Affecting International Business

This issue of Russia Briefing Magazine attempts to clarify the recent sanctions being imposed by the West onto Russia and a number of its citizens and other legal entities. This issue first looks at what the sanctions actually consist of, as well as whom and what could be affected. It then looks into the practical implications of the sanctions and discusses if sanctions are really the best political tool for governments to use. Finally, it is necessary to discuss what reaction Russia will take as a result of the sanctions, will it turn East in search of new economic partners?