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Foreign Policy

How to take down a tyrant

17 mins | Aug 16, 2022
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Three steps for exerting maximum economic pressure on Putin. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian argue that the belief that economic pressure cannot change or end authoritarian regimes is a contention that is not supported by evidence. Here, they reveal how research shows that over the past several decades, at least ten prominent examples reaffirm that when civil society crumbled through externally induced economic implosion, autocratic leaders were overthrown abruptly.
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