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Tech Walls Off Russia Like Never Before, Posing New Risks for U.S.

A historic effort to isolate the country could set back its defense-industrial complex by decades but push Putin toward China.

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Have Sanctions Against Russia Ever Worked?

The campaign to starve Russia of technology — stripping the nation of everything from iPhones and Airbnb listings to defense electronics — is an unprecedented experiment that risks pushing Vladimir Putin further into China’s orbit.

Using export controls as a tool, the U.S. is leading an effort to deprive Russia of components it needs for high-end industry and advanced weapons, with the hopes of ensuring that President Putin feels the pain of his decision to invade Ukraine. That has forced makers of computers, chips and sensors to halt shipments to Russia.