Professor Jonathan Haslam

Jonathan Haslam is professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge and the author of The Spectre of War: International Communism and the Origins of World War II

Why Russian sanctions won’t topple Putin

Are sanctions against Russia working? Two months on from the first targeting of Russian banks and oligarchs, Putin’s grip on power remains as firm as ever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: restrictions on Iran, Venezuela and North Korea have impoverished their populations, but haven’t led to political revolutions. So how successful can sanctions be against Russia today?