The TIES Database

What can the Threat and Imposition of Economic Sanctions (TIES) database tell us about sanctions?

Takeaway Points

  1. Based on the previous two lectures, it is important to gather cases where sanctions were both imposed and not imposed. TIES does this.
  2. In almost half of the cases a state threatened sanctions, those sanctions were ultimately not imposed.
  3. Sanctions episodes tend to last less than a year.
  4. Most sanctions episodes are about economic issues; only a roughly a quarter are about security.