Video 3: What tools can be used at this point?

This video evaluates different tools of international relations that might be employed, given the current low level of trust between the United States and Russia. Prior to viewing, students can be asked to brainstorm the different types of responses that nations might employ when in conflict or when attempting to reframe their relationship. Which tactics do students think might be the most effective or appropriate and why?

When viewing Video 3, students will need to know the following terms:

  • Sanctions: Economic restrictions placed on one country by another nation or nations for perceived bad behavior. They may come in the form of limitations on trade, travel, or other economic activities.

Download Video 3: Viewing Guide with questions for students.

Extension or Background Reading

“Why Sanctions on Russia will Backfire” (Samuel Charap and Bernard Sucher, New York Times, 2015).