Susan Smith-Peter on the impact of sanctions

Susan Smith-Peter was quoted in Women’s Wear Daily about Nike, Puma and H&M halting manufacturing operations in Russia:

“College of Staten Island history professor Susan Smith-Peter, who has written about Russia and Ukraine for 20 years, discussed the potential effectiveness of the sanctions Wednesday. “Will the sanctions end the assault in Kyiv? No. Will the sanctions help to show the Russian people and the elite that the entire world is horrified? Yes. If the goal is the second, it’s quite helpful. It’s a reasonable goal because what’s going on is unjustifiable,” she said.”

March 2, 2022