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by Benjamin Herscovitch
Economic coercion is as old as statecraft itself. The threat of withdrawing, or actual withdrawal of, customary economic relations has been used for millennia to force other states to change their policies.
Having been used for decades by the US against countries such as Cuba and Iran, China has now also embraced this weapon of war by other means.
China’s latest target is Australia, which joins a long list of victims internationally, including Norway, Japan, South Korea, Canada and Taiwan.
Read the full article from RUSI here.