Japan’s sanctions policy vis-à-vis Russia: Implications for Western sanctions unity

Author: Maria Shagina

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 15

Japan’s symbolic sanctions towards Russia after its annexation of Crimea and the ensuring crisis in Eastern Ukraine allowed the country to balance between the West and Russia in the short run, but they may be counterproductive for Japan’s territorial negotiations with Russia and the effectiveness of Western sanctions in the long run.

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