Search: Russia,Sanctions (207 materials)


Will U.S. Sanctions Against Ethiopia Provide Russia with Regional Opening?

... opportunities to leverage its relationships to the most profitable end. It is for these reasons why Ethiopia should reach out to Russia sooner than later. Not only would this serve its interests in the immediate moment, but it would also preemptively balance ... ... commenced in Tigray and its reported consequences, nobody can reasonably deny that the U.S. is putting pressure on Ethiopia through sanctions in the hopes of influencing its domestic policies and perhaps even encouraging regime change with time. The intriguing ...


Ryanair Incident: Five Sanctions Risks for the Republic of Belarus

... West is hardly eager to strengthen Russia’s position in relations with Belarus. This would deprive the Belarusian leadership of room for manoeuvre in its dialogue with Moscow and make Minsk much more dependent. But this is theory. In practice, such sanctions will provide a headache for Russia itself. They will hit the economic ties of Belarusian and Russian enterprises. The latter may fear secondary US sanctions. In addition, Belarus is likely to need large-scale economic assistance. The threat of sanctions poses important problems ...


US Sanctions Against Russian Sovereign Debt: Possible Alternatives

... six types of sanctions. The most unpleasant of these is the ban on American banks from lending to the Russian government. Ivan Timofeev: Disconnecting From SWIFT? No, We Did Not Hear About It There has already been a precedent for using CBW against Russia. The sanctions were imposed in connection with the Skripals case. In 2018, the first stage was carried out, and in 2019 — the second. It was secured by Donald Trump’s executive order No. 13883 . The decree reflected two types of sanctions — a ban on ...


Disconnecting From SWIFT? No, We Did Not Hear About It

... Russia has shown that it is ready to balance the military build-up in Donbass without hesitation and to respond to a possible attempted military solution. The next round of exacerbation has so far fizzled out without leading to qualitative changes in the sanctions regime against Russia, or in the political positions of the parties. Second, the radical proposals of the European Parliament are unlikely to find a response in the European Commission and the EU Council. The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, has already noted that ...


Replace Murderous Sanctions With Economic Reconstruction, Putin Gives A Lesson In Statecraft

... Everywhere As Putin emphasized in his speech, the use of sanctions as a means of conducting regime change and imposing the "rules-based order" has become the de jure policy of the Trans-Atlantic alliance. In the last years, the U.S. has imposed sanctions against at least 39 nations, including Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Venezuela, and North Korea. This is justified under the specious claim that this is a means of punishing authoritarian governments, a "humanitarian" intervention to protect the citizens who otherwise ...


Russia-Canada Relations in a Period of Crisis, 2014-2020

... journalists’ sources get royal assent.” CBC News, October 18, 2017. . 2019. “Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding new anti-Russia sanctions adopted by the United States and Canada.” March 15, 2019. E02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB . 2020. “Acting ...


ISA Sanctions Policy Panel

... recipients and senders? Does the EU’s foreign policy prove to be ‘independent’ when it comes to the application of sanctions? What are the main strategies of governments and businesses under sanctions? What are the effects and mechanisms through which sanctions operate? At the panel session, the Russian International Affairs Council was represented by Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, who made a report on the “European Sanctions Paradox: Why is Europe Vulnerable to the U.S. Enforcement and What Does it Mean for the U.S. Sanctions Efficiency?...


A Grey Swan: Is There a New Conflict in Donbass?

... bellicose statements on the currency and stock markets. However, investors have again started talking about "geopolitical risk". The key concern stems from the fact that the resumption of a large-scale armed conflict will inevitably lead to new sanctions against Russia. Moreover, the scale of such restrictions is difficult to predict, which gives rise to the uncertainty of expectations. Should strict sanctions be viewed as a baseline scenario? What is to be expected from the development of the situation? Ceasefire ...


US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

... well. The European Union volunteered to be a mediator in the negotiations, but at the end of February Iran refused an informal meeting with the US, mediated by the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell. Ivan Timofeev: What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses The Russian position on the JCPOA suggests the following. First, Moscow welcomes the very fact of a return to negotiations. Second, Russia insists on the need to separate nuclear issues from other topics. Otherwise, the possibility of reaching any compromises ...


EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

... This is why the EAEU cannot offer Iran anything comparable to what China offers. Then, there is the special position that Russia occupies on the EAEU energy markets. Tehran can hardly expect to significantly increase its gas supplies to Armenia, as Russia continues to have a hold on this market. Finally, U.S. sanctions play a huge role in limiting development opportunities, and the EAEU and Iran can only partially neutralize their negative effects. At the same time, the parties are in a position to work on removing other equally important obstacles, for example,...


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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  
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