Sanctions don’t work, so why does the United States continue to use them?

Workers from the Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ rally on behalf of their 40,000-strong workforce targeted by U.S. sanctions.

Last August, the Trump Administration kicked off a new round of sanctions against Russia aimed at curtailing Russia’s access to international financing, especially loans issued by American banks. This latest round of sanctions came as a surprise to most Russia-watchers considering the fact that Russia, at least ostensibly, hasn’t done anything of recent to incur…