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Five Years of the Sanctions Troika

The sanctions will be extended regardless of who sits in the White House Ivan Timofeev, Vladimir Morozov: Sanctions against Russia: 2018 Review and Forecast for 2019 US President Donald Trump has extended Executive Order #13660 of 6 March 2014, titled ...


Who Will Rebuild Syria: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

... with, and involvement in projects linked to the Syrian government. This creates a hurdle on the way to Syria’s reconstruction as many businessmen find their own funds—as well as international funds, companies and suppliers—inaccessible. Economic Sanctions as an Obstacle Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Four Dreadful Scenarios for Tomorrow’s Syria and What We Can Do To Avoid Them Economic sanctions have been successful in limiting the activity of Syria’s economic actors. It didn’t put them ...


The Biggest Problem is to Be Caught Deliberately Violating Sanctions

The PDVSA case raises important questions concerning Russian banks’ strategy regarding U.S. sanctions In terms of sanctions, February was significant due to reports about certain ties between Russia’s Gazprombank and PDVSA, Venezuela’s monopolist in oil production. On February 10, Gazprombank refuted a report by Reuters that PDVSA’s ...


Sanctions Against Syria: Taking Aim at Russia

The new sanctions bill enhances the sanction risks for them but will do little to change the situation in a fundamental way In early February, the US Senate approved Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 , which is yet to pass through ...


Russia’s Huawei 5G Conundrum

How does Russia ensure its national security interests? The action being taken by various governments to limit the involvement of China’s Huawei in the provision of equipment for 5G has brought into sharp-focus an issue that has been around for some time, but is now becoming more acute for national security of individual countries. That is, how to ensure that purchased Information and Communication Technology (ICT) hardware and software does not contain aspects, either at time of purchase or later...


The Sanctions Will Grow in Size and Intensity

Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council Ivan Timofeev on the fallout from the January sanctions The lifting of sanctions against RUSAL, EN+ and EuroSibEnergo caused a moderate wave of optimism in the market. The success of the Barker plan has demonstrated that a solution to the problem with respect to major Russian companies is possible ...


Sanctions against Russia: 2018 Review and Forecast for 2019

RIAC Policy Brief #20, January 2019 The most important factor in the policy of sanctions against Russia will be Washington’s attempt to “bring EU sanctions under the American denominator”, i.e. facilitating the harmonization of the EU sanctions legislation with similar U.S. legislation. One of the main tasks of the U.S. foreign ...


Are US Sanctions Against Venezuela a Regime Change Precursor?

... government in Venezuela and the unequivocal support of the opposition from the United States can hardly be considered a spontaneous phenomenon. For Washington, Nicholas Maduro has been a hostile figure from the very beginning of his rule in 2013. Economic sanctions are a traditional instrument of pressure on such leaders. The dynamics of ramping up US sanctions against Venezuela is an informative indicator of the American policy. It is also interesting from the point of view of the practice of using sanctions ...


Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... exercise power. But if he stays in power too long, Russia could become like the late Soviet Union – a system unable to renew itself. In foreign policy, Putin has had a number of successes, and when the West has pushed back, for example by imposing sanctions after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, his regime has used the external pressure as a unifying force at home. He has regained some of the influence in international affairs that Moscow lost when the Soviet Union broke up. He has engaged with ...


Russia-Japan Dialogue: The Sanctions Factor

The sanctions seriously devalue the idea of a compromise on the islands in exchange for investment and a new level of relations The invigoration of dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo has again raised the question of the prospects for concluding a peace treaty....


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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