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2019 RUSSIAN SANCTIONS BILL
A ROAD TO WAR OR PEACE?
It is important to understand that sanctions are an act of war and have frequently led to war in history. The most important national security issue in the world today is the relationship between America and Russia, given the overwhelming nuclear capabilities both nations possess. Will increasing pressure on Russia improve this relationship? We think not.
On February 13th, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019.
The bill seeks to increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation. The senators who introduced the bill say this is in response to Russia's activities in Syria, Ukraine and the Kerch Strait.
The bill will create new policy offices on cyber defenses and sanctions coordination. The bill also supports NATO and will prevent the President from pulling the U.S. out of the alliance without a Senate vote.
Here are some details about what will be sanctioned. These details come from the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Sanctions in Response to Kremlin interference in democratic institutions abroad
Sanctions in Response to Kremlin aggression in Ukraine
This bill is a case study of what not to do. We suggest reading our material and working toward a long-term solution for building international peace and global security.
2019 Russian Sanctions Bill
News About Bill
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Russia Accountable (U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 2-13-19)
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Russia Accountable (Senator Bob Menendez Official Website)
U.S. Senators to Try Again to Pass Russia Sanctions Bill (The New York Times, 2-13-19)
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