Incentives Instead of Sanctions

New DGAP study on “Foreign Policy Towards Autocracies”

20/07/2015 | by Josef Braml

Diplomatisches Magazin, July 2015, pp. 48-49.


The Russian and Ukrainian crisis clearly shows that Europe’s democratic governments are required to deal with autocratic states in their immediate proximity. What is the best way of doing this: through dialogue, economic measures, or sanctions? How do other democracies deal with authoritarian states? These questions are answered by a new study on “Foreign Policy Towards Autocracies,” published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).