sanctions probably forestall, rather than encourag Iranian spring
Business Insider / Matthew Boesler
08-Oct-2012 (one comment)

sanctions did destroy the Iraqi middle class and reduced Iraq in some ways to a 4th-world society...

So, if the government is still getting billions in oil revenue, and the middle class is being devastated, the middle class doesn't have resources, and the government becomes even more powerful as an actor in society.

Again, this is what happened in Iraq. So, I think the sanctions are probably counter-revolutionary.


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Interesting read