Placing economic sanctions is an act of controlling a state’s behavior.
An action that ultimately affects the people of a state versus a regime.
Over time these sanctions can ruin the economic, social, and cultural structure of a society.
We see now in Syria how the economic sanctions placed on the country have made it harder and more complicated for humanitarian relief to enter the country.
While this comes as a result of a reaction to a criminal regime running the country in the end it is the innocent people who suffer.
Another current example of economic sanctions subjecting innocent people to suffering is in Cuba where thousands attempt to flee the country because of economic precarity.
Perhaps economic sanctions can be avoided with an emphasis on mediation, communication, and peace agreements before harsh regulations.