About the Episode
The United States, the European Union, and a host of other countries (even Switzerland!) are hoping to stop Putin’s war on Ukraine by placing Russia under the most extreme sanctions package ever enacted on a single country. But will it make a difference? The New York Times’ Matina Stevis-Gridneff and sanctions expert Nicholas Mulder join Deep Dish to explain how sanctions work, what they mean for real people, and whether they are likely to stop the war or make it worse.
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