The conference was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Interfax Group, Russian and foreign companies, as well as leading Russian experts on sanctions policy
On December 11, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with
, with the support of
, held an annual conference on sanctions risks for Russian and international business: 2020 results ...
Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, and Yulia Timofeeva, RIAC Program Assistant, spoke at the event
On December 9, 2020, RIAC took part in a conference on the sanctions factor in relations between Russia and the European Union, organized by the University of Strasbourg.
Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, and Yulia Timofeeva, RIAC Program Assistant, spoke at the event. The presentation outlined the general state of relations between Russia and the EU, as ...
... not? At present, President Donald Trump’s administration
views continued aggressive sanctions on Syria as strongly in the U.S. national interest and thus
appears substantially more likely to escalate sanctions on Syria than to consider options for sanctions
The European Union Council has broad discretion to lift EU sanctions on Syria with the agreement
of all EU member states; in practice, agreement between major EU powers tends to secure
European Union-wide agreement on sanctions matters. In addition, European ...
The story so far and why it’s time to let go
Republican Senator Ted Cruz has become the principal Sisyphus-like character to take over the task of rolling the boulder of sanctions against Nord Stream II. The last four years have seen tumultuous U.S. sanctioning efforts against the project and have epitomized an outdated, stale, and dangerous policy against the Russian Federation that should be re-prioritized and established ...
... relations have been in free fall since China was labeled as “strategic rival” of the EU
Russia’s relations with the European Union hit their lowest in 2014, as a direct result of the political gridlock in Ukraine. Russia's subsequent involvement ... ... Airlines flight MH17, led to a political outcry in the EU. The main
applied by the EU to reprehend Russia was economic sanctions and restrictions targeted at Russian
In order to overcome political stalemate, all the concerned ...
... before the political settlement of the Kurdish problem had been achieved.
The EU’s Stance on the Caesar Act
Much will depend on the stance that Europe takes on the Caesar Act, and this is a complicated matter. In May, Brussels once again extended its sanctions against Syria for another year. On the other hand, Europe is debating adjusting its approaches to the Syrian reconstruction effort. The German expert
notes that the European Union’s consolidated standing is eroded by differences between the United Kingdom, Germany and France on the one hand, as they favour preserving the hard-line approach, and Austria, Hungary, Italy and Poland on the other, as they are ready ...
Discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions look like the only possible way to move forward
On July 11, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally adopted a resolution extending the authorization of cross-border mechanisms that guarantee the delivery of ...
... financial sanctions may have more serious consequences relative to the size of the British economy. It is also important not to ignore London’s role as a participant in the international “sanctions coalitions”. Most likely, Britain will support US sanctions more enthusiastically than the European Union.
First published in the
Valdai Discussion Club
In other words, the United States remains the world leader in terms of the sanctions’ frequent use and effectiveness. The future of US hegemony in this area will depend on the policies of other major players, such as the EU, China and Russia.
European Union: Sanctions as an Alternative to Diplomacy and Weapons
Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020. RIAC Report
Sanctions are almost an ideal foreign policy tool for the EU. The EU is now mature enough to pursue a consolidated and vigorous foreign policy....
... coronavirus testing systems, and other medications and medical equipment. Food aid has been no less important for Syrians. In April, Russian grain, which had previously been in short supply on the market, was delivered to the port of Tartus.
Although the European Union expressed its support for the UN Secretary General’s appeal to lift the sanctions off several states, including Syria, so that the needed medical and humanitarian aid could be provided, in practice, Europe’s contribution is doubtful. First, EU member states have no consensus on Syria and, second, European companies are,...