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In a briefing to the UN Security Council’s 9 April 2021 'Arria-Formula' Meeting on the situation in Myanmar, Crisis Group’s Myanmar expert Richard Horsey warned that the country stands on the brink of state failure, and argued that there is every justification for the Council to impose an arms embargo on the regime.
The EU has parked sanctions in the drawer for now. But, on the flip side, the bloc might not have much to offer Turkey in the way of carrots.
There will inevitably be calls for UN sanctions [against Myanmar], but I don’t think China and Russia are ready to go that far.
The arms embargo in Libya died many years ago. What changed this year was that the violations of the embargo came out into the open more.
Sanctions send a signal to Belarus and the international community of EU states’ frustration with a fraudulent election.
Sudan’s economy is in freefall and there has been limited international assistance.
We are a step away from a large-scale war (between Armenia and Azerbaijan).