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The Policy of Sanctions and the Golden Horde Legacy

... even though Moscow officially condemned their use, and Russia itself had been hit by a number of restrictive measures. European businesses have also been hit hard by US fines and are complying with US regulations despite Brussels’ grumblings. The European Union itself is actively developing its own tools and restrictive measures. The modern policy of sanctions also gives rise to the reincarnation of the practice of issuing “jarligs”. By imposing restrictions in a particular area, the US Treasury can, for example, issue a general license that allows certain transactions. Similar permissions are ...


China and Russia: Dialog in the Face of External Challenges

... and risks for Beijing. Given American and European anti-Russian sanctions, Beijing-Moscow cooperation may result in secondary sanctions against Chinese financial institutions and companies, which would limit their subsequent global operations, including ... ... America and Europe. It will also raise questions regarding the advancement of their economic and commercial interests. The European Union and the United States are China’s major trade partners. Despite the continuing deterioration of political relations,...


Transit Crisis: Formal Mistakes and Informal Consequences

... Policy Onward Looking at the problem from a strictly formal point of view, Lithuania’s move may have had legal grounds. The EU sanctions included in the most recent edition of the EU Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 “ concerning restrictive measures ... ... view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine”list four groups of goods that cannot be imported into the European Union. First, products made of iron and steel listed in Appendix 17 to the Regulation, including hot-rolled and cold-rolled ...


It’s hard for EU to replace Russian gas

At the SPIEF Ivan Timofeev, an International affairs analyst, has explained how Moscow has been dealing with the impact from Western sanctions. At the SPIEF Ivan Timofeev, an International affairs analyst, has explained how Moscow has been dealing with the impact from Western sanctions.


Closing Loopholes: Outlining the U.S. and EU Sanctions Policy Onward

The next packages will be less spectacular, but they will be detrimental to specific businesses and areas of the economy Oil and KAMAZ The Official Journal of the European Union has published decisions and regulations included into the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions. The release of the new legal framework has been postponed several times on account of disagreements among the EU countries, with the most sensitive issue being the ban on Russian oil imports. Brussels, however, managed to reach consensus after ...


Russia-West: Is It Possible to Lift the Sanctions?

The inclusion of sanctions in the formula for a compromise on Ukraine is quite possible. Total pessimism is hardly desirable here Diplomatic manoeuvring by Russia and Ukraine on the issue of a peace agreement, or at least a ceasefire, naturally raise the question of ...


Results of 2021: Sanctions Policy

... although it has become more cautious, escaping the shocks and scandalous of the Trump era. The United States applied blocking sanctions against a number of Chinese officials, although it did not go for stricter restrictions on financial institutions. Sanctions against China were imposed by the European Union and other US allies. Brussels has done so using its new legal mechanism on human rights . Beijing delivered an immediate and harsh response . Last year China did a great job in the development of its counter-sanctions mechanism . New ...


Knights Close the Ranks: New Sanctions Against Belarus

... of the EU, and the United States issued a general license toward previously blocked Belarusian enterprises. Clouds reappeared on the horizon in 2020, and after the incident with the Ryanair flight, the pressure on Minsk increased significantly. The European Union has expanded its lists of blocked persons. By June 2021, these were 166 individuals and 15 legal entities , including such large companies as MAZ and BELAZ. Sectoral sanctions have been introduced. Among them are bans on the supply of defence products, goods for the tobacco industry, restrictions on importing a number of petroleum products and potash fertilizers, a ban on transactions with government debt securities ...


Sanctions Against Belarus: A Hybrid Option

... Tobacco, New Oil Company Vostok, Intersevis, and Neman Tobacco. To this list we need to add nine more large companies, according to which at the beginning of June this year the general license was not renewed. That is, they were no longer exempt from the sanctions. In part, this list overlaps with the list of 78 organizations specified by the European Union when it introduced its restrictions in June . Brussels also used sectoral sanctions, but their principle is different from the American one. In particular, certain categories of petroleum products and potash fertilisers were prohibited ...


Approaching the EU Sanctions Policy: An Experiment with Event Analysis

... Beirsteker, S. Eckert and M. Tourihno (cds). Targeted Sanctions. The Impacts and Effectiveness of United Nations Action , New York: Cambridge University Press: 38-59. Giumelli, F., Hoffmann, F. and Ksiazczakova, A. (2020) ‘The When, Where and Why of European Union Sanctions’, European Security , Vol 30 (1): 1-23. Hufbauer, G., Shott, J., Elliott, K., Oegg, B. (2009) Economic Sanctions Reconsidered. Third Edition , Washington DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics. Portela, C. (2010) European Union ...


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