The Assad regime has not been affected by peace talks, diplomacy, rebel military backing by the CIA, or airstrikes. Despite efforts from the international community, they have continued the use of chemical weapons on the Syrian people. Economic sanctions are an effective way of forcing negotiation without violence and helping to pressure the government to cooperate without increasing unrest in the region. When human rights violations are at stake, every possible method that could help must be pursued. It is time to find a new solution to the crisis in Syria because the current economic sanctions are not effective.