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The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for settling the ...


Iran, China, Russia Interfering with U.S. Elections. Seriously?

... processes with ideological biases. They are not serving the President or the public with integrity. Q. You are, in addition to being a US intelligence reformer, the founder of #UNRIG, the Election Integrity movement in the USA. Can you put the DNI’s accusations in context? A: Below I offer a concise primer on the major “influencers” of US elections and will say clearly that anyone who asserts that Iran, China and Russia Iran can compare in the slightest with these internal – domestic – election “fixers” and the one real foreign influencer – Zionist Israel – is either ignorant or lying for political effect. Factor One: The Two-Party ...


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

... Report “The Sanctions Against Russia: Escalation Scenarios and Countermeasures” In 2018, the French bank Societe Generale agreed to pay the US Treasury the highest fine, almost $54 million. The Treasury accused the French bank of conducting over a thousand transactions that violated the sanctions regime against Cuba, Iran and Sudan worth $5.5 billion during 2007-2012. The American regulator also established a number of aggravating circumstances including some of bank employees’ awareness of possible violations of the US sanctions, ignoring “alarm signals” (such ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... Russia to forge even tactical alliances in the region, not to mention strategic coalitions. Second, the current Israeli-Iranian and US — Iranian rift immensely complicates Russia’s role as an ‘honest broker’ in the region. Neither Israel, nor Iran is completely happy with the Russian policy of balancing its relations with the two states; each of the parties tries to pull Moscow to its side of the conflict. The risks of alienating either Teheran or Jerusalem, or even both of them, are on the rise. Finally, if Damascus finally has a complete military victory and regains control over most of the Syrian territory, its current dependence on Moscow will inevitably decrease. Russia and its partners can arguably ...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

... etc. A report on any encroachment in the November midterm elections should be due by mid-December. Taking into account the accusations already made against Russian citizens of interfering with the midterm elections, as well as the possibility of a broad ... ... likely include the “Russian trace.” It might be diluted with other traditional evil-wishers like China, North Korea and Iran, but the main question is how exactly the sanctions will be calibrated to the scope of the alleged foreign interference identified....


Syrian Surprises

... hand, as we have already mentioned above, it makes sense to the radical Islamists and jihadists, which number in the tens of thousands in Idlib (Gen. [retired] Amos Yadlin, Director of Israel’s Institute of National Security Studies and former Head of ... ... secret. Israel initially supplied the militants with U.S.-made M16 assault rifles, but then started delivering weapons that Iran had allegedly been supplying to Lebanon for Hezbollah, but were eventually intercepted by the Israelis. The fact that Israel ...


Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

... Leading Russian corporations are planning to develop energy, military-technical, agricultural and other types of cooperation with the countries in the region. Russian experts have helped to build the first nuclear power plant in the Middle East near the Iranian city of Bushehr, and the two sides have signed contracts on the construction of additional blocks [ 12 ]. Contracts were signed on the construction of nuclear plants in Turkey [ 13 ] and Egypt [ 14 ], with work already under-way. In addition, ...


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

... protect Shi’ite Muslim shrines). Hatami specifically noted the important role of “shrine defenders” in maintaining peace and security in the region, which in essence is another confirmation of their broader functions. Since the start of the war, Iran has, according to various sources, sent thousands of soldiers and pieces of military equipment to Syria, as well as and tens of thousands of mobilized groups from Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the seven years of civil war, about 1000 Iranians have been killed, including senior ...


DASKAA and the New Anti-Russia Sanctions: Does the US Want Self-Isolation?

... be imposed on them, including limitation of aid programs (irrelevant for Russia), limitation of arms sales (irrelevant), refusal to issue credit (likely to affect the financial sector, although the market has absorbed the damage from the existing financial ... ... to stifle their adversary. How can this be done? Ivan Timofeev: A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against Iran First, the new sanctions are mostly a consequence of a domestic political divide and political struggles in the United States ...


Prospects Dim for the Nuclear Deal As European Businesses Quit Iran

On August 7, new US sanctions against Iran came into force. The European Union declared its intention to block them in order to protect European companies working in Tehran. Can this policy be successful? What are the prospects of the US-EU and US-Iran confrontation and what does the future ...


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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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