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Can harsh U.S. economic sanctions deter Russia from invading Ukraine?

Economic sanctions remain one of the most powerful tools the United States has in its foreign policy arsenal. And as Russian forces continue to amass along the border with Ukraine, officials in the U.S. hope the threat of those sanctions can deter a full-scale invasion. Watch the video above to find out how U.S. sanctions work, whether the U.S. can persuade allies to cut off Russia from the important SWIFT financial network, and what's next in the foreign policy standoff between the West and Russia.

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