If war is politics by other means, then coercion might be considered war by other means. Indeed, in the contemporary international arena, nonmilitary methods of coercion have gained in importance and effectiveness. But unlike war, coercion is sometimes directed at friends and allies, with mixed results. Meanwhile, an evolution in the use of economic coercion over the past two decades has resulted in a more targeted approach to sanctions.
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