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Removed Diplomacy: Why U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Have Gone Stale

Although sanctions have affected the Russian economy, it continues to grow and become resilient towards increased trade barriers Since 2014, Russian and American diplomacy has been defined by economic sanctions. This has become the default, expected option for U.S. policymakers—but Russia has refused to concede, repent and ask for forgiveness. The U.S. had hoped Russia would experience just enough economic hardship that they would revert their course, retract their reunification with Crimea, and...

19.02.2021

Thirteen Points on Joe Biden and Russia

We will not see an early US-Russian summit in 2021 1. Narratives Russian leadership tried hard to avoid any statements that would indicate its preference for Donald Trump. Still, it is clear that the election of Joe Biden does not quite fit into the official Russian narrative on the contemporary international system. Biden’s predecessor in the White House with his explicit nationalistic, unilateralist, and transactional approach to foreign policy, was regarded in Moscow as a graphic manifestation...

17.12.2020

Sanctions: Risk for Russian and International Business. 2020 Results and 2021 Perspectives

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 Interfax Group , with the support of X-Compliance , held an annual conference on sanctions risks for Russian and international business: 2020 results and 2021 perspectives. The conference was attended by the...

13.12.2020

The EU Will Not Break Free from America’s Amiable Stranglehold

... the EU has never had either the power or the political will to transform those theories into a practical policy; (3) with the USA’s impending return to the heart of the Euro-Atlantic solidarity, these theories will lose their relevance to some degree.... ... its member states; it should now be a matter of bolstering their power and solidarity. “The worst that can happen for the European Union is that the outcome of the U.S. election allows us to slip back into that state of apathy, complacency and resignation ...

19.11.2020

How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations

Even a partial restoration of transatlantic unity under a President Biden will be a blow to the official Kremlin narrative about the inexorable movement of the international system toward a polycentric world order For several long years now, the European Union has been waging onerous trench warfare on two fronts. On the eastern front, Brussels has been in conflict with a malign Moscow since 2014: refusing to repeal sanctions against Russia, deflecting all the Kremlin’s new information attacks,...

16.11.2020

Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok: a Puzzling Route to Political Stability in Europe

... that culture is the force that matters. He suggested that the conflict of ideologies was replaced by the conflict between civilizations. In Huntington's opinion, during the Cold War, the world was divided into the spheres of interests controlled by the USA and the Soviet Union. Nowadays, such division has lost its relevance due to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Therefore, according to Huntington , it will be more appropriate and meaningful to group countries in terms of their civilization and culture ...

20.10.2020

‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a Coalition of Sanctions

... Russian-Chinese relations have gained potential. This is not a military alliance. However, Russia and China have acquired a significant reserve of confidence. Growing US pressure is pushing the two powers closer together. Under these conditions, the European Union is becoming important for America. Almost all EU countries are US military allies in NATO. However, the North Atlantic Alliance is not even remotely focused on containing China. It was indirectly involved in the fight against international ...

14.10.2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed

... Artsakh and neighbouring Armenia have introduced martial law and total mobilization, while Azerbaijan introduced martial law and a curfew, with partial mobilization being declared on September 28. International entities such as the United Nations, the European Union, as well as countries including but not limited to the United States of America, Russia and Germany have strongly condemned the ongoing clash and called on both sides to deescalate tensions and immediately resume negotiations. Michael Lambert: ...

09.10.2020

U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria

... response to Syrian support for terrorism, activities in Lebanon, and other Syrian government activities, and a second phase that started in 2011 and has continued to the present, that U.S. policymakers stated was a response to the Syrian civil war. The European Union began to impose sanctions starting in 2011 as Syria’s civil war broke out, and the EU has escalated sanctions in several stages since 2011. The United Nations has imposed a limited number of sanctions related to Syria, generally targeted ...

05.10.2020

Don’t Expect Sanctions to Stop Nord Stream II

... is projected to be completed. It will be too late, and a “kill-switch” can, therefore, only be found in the actions of the present, which are currently en route to the Senate. An ideal scenario would entail a tripartite summit involving Russia, USA, and Europe to find a solution to the issue — a push towards an entente. Given the current complexity of affairs, however, it would require a strong willingness from all parties involved, a willingness that has been absent from the American side....

10.09.2020
 

Poll conducted

  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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