Search: Sanctions (132 materials)


Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues

... demonstrated the existence of these two projections. Several events became landmarks. The first one was the unilateral withdrawal by the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the Iranian nuclear deal). Washington resumed large-scale sanctions against Iran, including a ban on the purchase of Iranian oil. Indicatively, these sanctions are ex-territorial. The US is ready to punish foreign companies that are violating US legislation outside US territory. Iran remained committed to the ...


Meng Wanzhou Case: The USA Is Dismantling Its Own Empire

The whole world will now find it much better not to put too much trust in the USA, and make a safer choice to start protecting themselves. Meng Wanzhou Case: Creating a Problem The “ American Conservative ” brings good piece, highlighting the problem, which the USA and Canada are creating with the obviously political arrest of Chinese mega-company Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou. The arrest of Chinese CFO Meng Wanzhou is alarming — for all the reasons mention in the “American Conservative” — but also...


Sanctions for the Violation of Sanctions: Businesses on US Treasury Radar

The practice of US regulators punishing specific companies for violating sanctions is of great interest In 2018, the US Department of the Treasury announced a settlement of claims against four companies totaling $60.8 million. The number of companies and the amount of the fines are small compared with previous years. In ...


Russia – India Cooperation against the Background of Sanctions: Adverse Effects and New Opportunities

RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief The U.S. and its European allies have steadily increased economic sanctions on Russia since first imposing them in March 2014. The stated purpose of sanctions is to punish Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, as well as its alleged cyber-meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections and its transfer of arms to Syria and alleged ...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

Investors are now waiting for November when the Americans are to declare more sanctions over the chemical incidents (Syria and Skripal) After the high-profile events of August, an unusual lull befell the battlefields of the sanctions war. The sanctions have ceased for the time being to be a direct cause of volatility in the stock ...


Briefing for Representatives of US Investment Funds

..., Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a briefing to representatives of a number of US investment funds in Moscow (Highfields Capital, Lone Pine Capital, Route One Capital, Xtellus Capital). The briefing touched upon the impact of the new US sanctions on the economic and financial situation in Russia, the current political risks putting pressure on the Russian financial markets, the possible impact of the US mid-term elections on the dynamics of Russia-the US relations, the prospects for ...


Russia in the Emerging World Discussed at Stanford University

... Department of Princeton University, covered the problems and prospects of Russia's economic development in the technological era. Former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFall discussed the issues related to Russia's current foreign policy and the impact of sanctions on the country's economy. David Holloway, Professor of International History at Stanford University, talked in depth about the demographic aspects of Russia's development. Russian papers were presented by Maria Smekalova, RIAC Coordinator of ...


CICIR’s delegation visits RIAC

... deterioration of their relations with the United States. The parties assessed the current international situation as unfavorable to building a constructive political dialogue between the key regional players. They also discussed the facilitation of sanctions pressure on Russia and risks it poses to third parties. RIAC and CICIR agreed to promote mutual contacts stressing the need to develop new formats of expert interaction.


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... 1000 Iranians have been killed, including senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officials. As a result, Tehran has become more open about its casualties and the justification of Iran’s presence in the combat zones. Ivan Timofeev: U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences The reinstatement of sanctions by the United States, as well as the introduction of new restrictions, following President Trump’s decision to renege on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...


Poll conducted

  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  
     2 (2%)
For business
For researchers
For students