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Unformatted text preview: A further synthesis of the literature reveals the following definition, which will be used for this Article: economic sanctions are the actual or threatened withdrawal of normal trade or financial relations , imposed by the sender against the target, for foreign policy purposes. Under this approach, economic sanctions are limited to restrictions on trade, investment, and other cross-border economic activity that reduce[s] the target country's revenues, thereby facilitating the desired change without resorting to military action. Economic sanctions therefore do not entail freezing assets because they do not affect the entire economy. This definition is preferable because it takes into account the literature. And, as the affirmative, I should be allowed to define the evaluative terms of the debate as a strategic tradeoff for the clear Aff/Neg time skew absent clear abuse....
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