Has Russia Awakened Democracies to Cooperate vis-à-vis China’s Economic Aggression?

March 9, 2022


The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a horrific violation of international norms and human rights. Putin’s actions have sent a wake-up call to much of the world.

And rightly, many countries and companies are taking steps to penalize Russia for its aggressive actions, including economic sanctions. This includes a number of major technology companies, including ones in the United States and Korea.

As Rob Atkinson writes in the Korea Times, Perhaps the most important question related to these sanctions besides whether they will deter Putin, is whether this kind of economic cooperation to punish global norm transgressors can and will continue, and will it be applied to China?