This book analyzes the use of strategic embargoes and economic sanctions in the postwar period of World War II, tracing their changing applications in the context of developments in the global distribution of power.
Introduction: Embargoes, Influence, and Nation-States 1. The Standard History Challenged 2. Embargoes and Systemic Change 3. Capabilities and Trends: The U.S. and World Power 4. Dynamics of the Strategic Embargo: 1947–1983 5. Economic Sanctions: The American Experience 6. Conclusion