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Ukrainian Crisis, Turkey and Eurasia: Who Wins?

... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, on the contrary, may lose due to the reduction in the inflow of remittances from Russia due to the contraction of the market. Uzbekistan is more stable in this regard due to the larger scale of the economy. The Republic of Belarus will experience the impact of Western sanctions. In part, they will be offset by deepening trade ties with Russia. But due to the contraction of the Russian market, the effect of such a partnership may be lower than expected. In addition, the ...


When writings on the wall are ignored

... and other countries. By February 2022 this campaign took grotesque forms. Increasingly it looked as a propaganda of war. Meanwhile Moscow was concentrating troops in the European part of Russia, in the Western and Southern military districts and in Belarus. In the world history to support diplomacy or national interests with a show of force is a common tool. Suffice to say that the US is fond of threatening other countries with its military might, for example in the Persian Gulf or in the Taiwan ...


Results of 2021: Sanctions Policy

... administration in the United States has resulted in adjustments to the policy of sanctions against Russia, China and Iran. The EU’s toolkit of restrictive measures has been gradually developing, although there have been no significant breakthroughs. Belarus can be directly called the “target country” of the year. The level of sanctions levied against Minsk by the US, EU, UK, Canada and Switzerland has increased significantly. China has shown its determination to offer a strong response to the ...


Knights Close the Ranks: New Sanctions Against Belarus

The December round of sanctions continued the course of tough measures. Now the Belarusian leader faces two basic scenarios: low profile or a new round of escalation Another package of sanctions has been introduced against the Republic of Belarus. The USA , UK and Canada simultaneously announced restrictive measures against ...


Sanctions Against Belarus: A Hybrid Option

The effect of US sanctions will be much stronger in comparison with the restrictive measures of the EU and other countries Another package of economic sanctions has been introduced against Belarus. US President Joe Biden signed a new executive order expanding both the number of Belarusian persons under sanctions and the range of restrictive measures applied . These actions mark another stage in the escalation of pressure on Minsk. They ...


Ryanair Incident: Five Sanctions Risks for the Republic of Belarus

New sanctions may turn out to be even more serious than the restrictive measures introduced last year in response to the situation around the presidential elections The detention in Belarus of a plane operated by the Irish company Ryanair has caused a sharp reaction in the US and the EU. The issue of expanding sanctions was again on the agenda. They may turn out to be even more serious than the restrictive measures introduced last ...


‘Strategic Frivolity’ of the West and the Belarus Issue

... countries’ reaction to the detention of an opposition leader in Minsk has revealed the high degree of readiness of the United States and its allies to create risky situations for the sake of momentary political benefits. No matter how the actions of the Belarusian authorities were consistent with international aviation law and customs, the behaviour of Washington and most of European capitals showed that they are difficult, if not hopeless partners for the rest of the world community. Now we have no ...


Experts Discuss Russia-Belarus Relations

On February 15, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a closed discussion on crisis in Belarus as a challenge for Russia-Belarus relations On February 15, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a closed discussion on crisis in Belarus as a challenge for Russia-Belarus relations. The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov,...


Determining Factors of Election Protests in the Post-Soviet Space

... countries. In Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the October parliamentary elections led to a swift and complete replacement of people at the very top of the decision-making structure, without attracting much international attention. On the other hand, in Belarus, where the presidential election sparked large-scale protests closely monitored by the international community, Alexander Lukashenko has managed to stay in power. The matter of the reasons for such different protest outcomes in Belarus and Kyrgyzstan ...


Moscow’s New Rules

Russia is learning to mind its limitations, to repel residual nostalgia and to think straight, putting issues before personalities, staying focused on its own interests Simultaneous crises in Belarus, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Kyrgyzstan have demonstrated Russia’s maturing approach to its neighborhood. Russia is learning to mind its limitations; to repel residual nostalgia; and to think straight, putting issues before personalities, and staying ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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