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The ongoing war in Ukraine is heading into its second month, with Russian forces largely stalled but still causing massive destruction. Other countries including the U.S. have avoided getting involved militarily, but nations around the world have imposed massive economic sanctions on Russia, in an attempt to pressure them to back off or make it financially difficult for them to press forward. To what extent are those sanctions actually working?

97-9 The Hill’s Aaron Keck spoke recently with Navin Bapat, the Dowd Professor of Peace and War in Political Science at UNC and the chair of UNC’s Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense. The author of Monsters to Destroy: Understanding the War on Terror, Bapat has also published numerous papers on the impact of economic sanctions.