So if we look further into the broken agreements with Iran, the question we may need to ask, what were we seeking to change? Were we seeking to change the Iranian government, their behavior on the nuclear issue, or were we more concerned about changing the regime in Tehran? One of the major and obvious down sides of sanctions is that the people are the first to suffer. With this being said, is military force a must? As Adam Roberts mentioned, are we punishing the leader or the people. However, to be fair, if sanctions are not working as discussed in above, then are we wasting time? If sanctions are as problematic as this page suggest, then will force help or is colonization an option? Lastly, is force the answer? If we look at our history, was it worth losing all the lives lost in all the wars combined? What helped to birth the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank, and to keep the world from returning from those same days of bloodshed was the UN and its members. Though it is and was an imperfect system, they were trying to offset future generations of the
same path. In the case of Iran, what would force render? A surge of refugees would be sent intoa panic, running for the borders of neighboring states, women raped, abandoned by men called to war for a cause unbeknown. In conclusion, we are at a turning point as the leaders were during the Cold War, having to try to live in a world where power is all that matters to those who seek hegemony. People trusting in leaders whose only desire is to seek autonomous rulership no matter the blood that must be spilled. I have concluded, that maybe we need to rethink how our history and learn from it. This is the best I can asses…….Works CitedMarcus Jonathan, 2010, “Do Economic sanctions work” -east-10742109Kaasa (2007) The UN commission on sustainable development: which mechanisms explain its accomplishments??direct=true&db=aph&AN=26612974&site=ehost-liveBetts, Alexander. 2013. Regime complexity and international organizations: UNHCR as a challenged institution.Hafner-Burton, Emilie M. 2008. Sticks and Stones: Naming and Shaming the Human Rights Enforcement Problem.