Search: European Union,Sanctions (98 materials)


Sanctions Policy: The ‘European Paradox’

... calibrates a set of restrictive measures at its sole discretion. Ivan Timofeev: Sanctions for the Violation of Sanctions: Businesses on US Treasury Radar Another important distinction of EU policy is its extremely reserved attitude towards extraterritorial sanctions. The European Union authorities may well use secondary sanctions, that is, to punish certain companies or organisations for violating existing restrictions. However, Brussels uses such measures within its jurisdiction. The United States, on the contrary, is ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... rejected the Iranian policies of its predecessors and replaced the latter’s rapprochement approach with increased military, diplomatic and economic pressure on the Islamic Republic. The White House walked out of the JCPOA, introduced new and tough sanctions against Tehran, and started energetically building a broad anti-Iran coalition in the region. As might be expected, this dramatic change in US policy is profoundly impacting the balance of political powers within Iran — reformers and pragmatics ...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

... document might have some connection with recent US moves. In August, chemical weapons were the reason for the development of sanctions against Russia both by the Congress (the DASKAA bill) and by the Administration (based on PL 102-82 of 1991). The European Union could hardly have avoided the new wave of sanctions, especially since Brussels expressed solidarity with Great Britain in the Skripal case and was generally on the side of those who condemned the Syrian government for the alleged use of toxic substances.  Nevertheless, the European Council has ...


Sanctions Activity of the US and the EU in Regard to Russia: Consequences for Arctic Projects

... the Arctic cooperation becoming an additional factor determining the quality of international interaction in the northernmost region of the world. Despite ongoing constructive contacts within the Arctic Council, many of its members and observers maintain sanctions pressure on Russia. In 2014, the US and the European Union (EU) introduced restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, which are actively associated with a notion of sanctions in the foreign doctrine [ 1 ]. Ivan Panichkin: Arctic Oil and Gas Resource Development: Current Situation ...


The Decisive Role of Brussels? EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Scenarios

The EU is a more reliable partner for Moscow in addressing many international issues than the United States Research literature on sanctions has for a long time focused on how various factors influence their efficiency interpreted as primarily the ability of sanctions to change a target country’s political course. Sanctions can inflict serious damage on a target country’s economy ...


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

Washington’s increased radicalism is something that gives Russian diplomacy even more room to maneuver The US’s latest initiatives continue the trend of escalating and intensifying the sanctions. The new documents directly refer to Russia as an aggressor and adversary not unlike the DPRK, Syria and even ISIS. Russian political leaders are the embodiment of evil and existential threat to the “free world.” the title of the new US ...


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 hold for the fragile Iranian ...


The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.


Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... life is more complicated than political and economic doctrines, than traditional liberal mantras. Interestingly, the Western sanctions have helped in a way. Russians now see the situation in the West as less predictable than at home. So they think it’s ... ... technologies change too fast. It is easy to notice that these priorities are not very different from the programs of governments in the European Union or the U.S. Even in the mid-20th century the limited role of strategies as technical documents was quite clear: ...


The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... opponents were expecting European companies to abandon the project in light of these circumstances. However, the Council of the European Union Legal Service pointed out that expanding the provisions of the Third Energy Package to include Nord Stream 2 was ... ... It is still unclear whether or not Allseas will pull out of the contract in light of the U.S. ban. In any case, the American sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will be a blow not only to Russia, but (and perhaps more importantly) to Europe itself. After ...


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