Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 205–212 | Cite as

Sanctions and import substitution as exemplified by the experience of Iran and China



The problem of the effectiveness of external sanctions as an instrument of pressure on three states that have adhered to but have abandoned the course of self-reliance is considered. The constructive base of this study is the idea of a conservative project that finds its imperative in reindustrialization. It is shown that the experience of new Russia has yielded the worst results, while China has demonstrated the best outcomes. Iran falls in between.


Iran People’s Republic of China Soviet Union Russia conservative project sanctions self-reliance multifaceted impact system integrated economy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Primakov Institute of the Global Economy and International RelationsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of the Global Economy and PoliticsChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Peoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia

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