Parker - Prisoners dilemma

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  David Cortright George A. Lopez A2 Iraq good The United Nations sanctions that began in August 1990 were the longest running, most comprehensive, and  most controversial in the history of the world body. Most analysts argued prior to the Iraq war -- and, in many  cases, continue to argue -- that sanctions were a failure. In reality, however, the system of containment that  sanctions cemented did much to erode Iraqi military capabilities. Sanctions compelled Iraq to accept  inspections and monitoring and won concessions from Baghdad on political issues such as the border dispute  with Kuwait. They also drastically reduced the revenue available to Saddam, prevented the rebuilding of Iraqi  defenses after the Persian Gulf War, and blocked the import of vital materials and technologies for producing  WMD. The unique synergy of sanctions and inspections thus eroded Iraq's weapons programs and constrained its 
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