In your own words, what are the three (3) most important lessons that
the international community should have learned about economic sanctions
from the Kimberley Process experience? Explain why each of the three
lessons are important.
2.) How would you respond to claims by critics that the Kimberley
Process is not a good model for other economic sanctions programs? The
critics base their claims on: (a) the nature of Sierra Leone – a small
country in a region of the world where the major powers had few national
interests at stake; (b) the nature of the diamond trade which is
dominated by a small number of countries; and (b) the nature of the
demand for diamonds – public opinion in the West supported restrictions
on blood diamonds, something that might not be the case for non-luxury
commodities like oil, timber and industrial minerals, which are also
illegally exported by rebel groups in other countries.
Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Support your analysis
with research from at least 2 sources and cite those sources
appropriately. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses
should be a minimum of 150 words and include direct questions.