The U.S. and the U.N. currently hold economic 

sanctions against 15 countries


    This is a page to explain what economic sanctions are, their reasons and goals, as well as what successes and failures there have been using the six nations of Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Yugoslavia.


Table of Contents:

Sanctions - What they are, Who enforces them, and What their objectives are. Also contains links to six different countries sanctioned by either the UN or the US for various reasons. 
Success - Details what makes a sanction most likely to succeed
The United Nations - General description of the function of the United Nations. 
Bibliography - A complete list of works consulted as well as links to various pages that I found useful in the creation of this page.