Lowering The Boom

The U.N. stiffens sanctions against Yugoslavia, but to what end?

IN SPITE OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED UPON Yugoslavia on May 30, massive smuggling of gasoline keeps traffic heavy on the streets of Belgrade. Though the economy is a shambles, the regime of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic has still not been brought to its knees. And the war rages on.

Instead of lifting the arms embargo on Bosnia, as Arab countries have urged, the United Nations decided to administer a stiffer dose of the same medicine. The Security Council plugged the loopholes in its leaky sanctions by banning shipments through Yugoslavia of strategic goods such as petroleum products, coal, steel and chemicals,...

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