The exact impact of sanctions is always difficult to assess in the short-term. But there are signs it is an effective strategy against Russia – and the only real option.
Putin has left his fan club of European right-wing populists squirming. United in embarrassment and politically sidelined.
For the first time since World War II, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council has employed force to appropriate territory of another UN Member State.
Sanctions can be applied aggressively, but measuring their impact can be a challenge.
A focus on collaboration between nations, rather than on shutting borders, is the key to countering terrorism, writes Christopher Michaelsen.
The UN Security Council’s sanctions regime processes are in need of reform. Can Australia make any effective changes during its presidency, ask Christopher Michaelsen and Marie-Eve Loiselle.