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The US Confiscation Policy

... investors from other countries On April 28, US President Joe Biden asked Congress to pass new legislation on the confiscation of Russian property . The presidential proposals were previously developed at the level of key agencies responsible for sanctions: the Treasury (financial sanctions), the Department of State (responsible for visa sanctions and political aspects of restrictive measures), the Department of Commerce (export controls), and the Department of Justice (which prosecutes violators ...


Ukrainian Crisis Prompts Sanctions against Internet Backbone: What is the Stakeholders’ Response?

... digital environment of the Internet into national jurisdictions were noted as alarming and at odds with the core principles of Internet governance. Yet, in 2022, intentional fragmentation of the Internet—following the implementation of anti-Russian sanctions—has suddenly been perceived as a “necessary evil” to stop military hostilities. Let’s investigate whether all stakeholders are indeed of the same opinion concerning the situation. Ivan Timofeev: Ukrainian Crisis. Who Has the Upper Hand?...


China in a Dilemma over its Support to Russia?

Although Beijing has extended firm diplomatic support to Russia during the Ukraine conflict, it appears unwilling to back Moscow in a whole-hearted manner to avert Western sanctions due to the fear of secondary sanctions. In an effort to stem growing suspicions over its ties with the Kremlin, China was sending a delegation headed by Huo Yuzhen, China’s special representative to China-Central & Eastern Europe Cooperation,...


Experts Discuss Russia-India Ties under Unprecedented Sanctions

On April 12, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Gateway House held a closed-door round table titled “Russia-India Cooperation under the Impact of Sanctions” On April 12, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Gateway House held a closed-door round table titled “Russia-India Cooperation under the Impact of Sanctions”. Russian and Indian experts discussed general trends of ...


New Crisis Brings New Opportunities for Chinese Business and Russia

As eight years ago, in the wake of the “post-Crimea” wave of sanctions, China’s principal calculation is that Russia would supposedly offer “special and privileged” terms of operation to Chinese business On 20 March 2022, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui said that Chinese business in Russia should ...


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 ...


End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... explode to 150 or even 200 dollars. The EU also depends on Russia for supply of 41% of the EU’s gas. The EU has no alternatives to Russian gas. Germany and its industry even depends more than 50% on Russian gas. This also puts some break on “financial sanctions”. Andrey Kortunov: The end of diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal If Russia cannot get paid for gas, and enjoy the proceeds from gas sales stored by the Bank of Russia, then gas supplies to Germany—and with that German industry—can ...


Why Experts Believed an Armed Conflict with Ukraine Would Never Happen

... Such countries are either isolated themselves or remain critically dependent on Russia. Global public opinion, as well as the media, are on Kiev’s side. And we are not talking exclusively about Western countries here. Implication 4. Unprecedented sanctions against Russia. All the bravado concerning the sanctions and statements claiming that that they are barely affecting the country belie the reality. The economic blow has been swift and devastating—unlike, for example, the case of Iran, where ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

... programs of import substitution, accumulating foreign exchange reserves, expanding trade with China and deepening political and military-technical cooperation with its partners across the CSTO. The West has established various formats and mechanisms of sanctions pressure, boosting NATO’s eastern flank and increasing policy coordination both within the Alliance and within the European Union as well as military-technical assistance to Ukraine, while consistently attacking Russia in a variety of international ...


A New Sino-Russian Entente? Limits of Cooperation on Ukraine and Beyond

... future Sino-Russian cooperation has run rampant . Much of this has to do with the current crisis over Ukraine, with commentaries warning that Chinese backing could embolden Russia into military action by shielding it from the consequences of Western sanctions, thus removing a powerful deterrent. Others have warned against a further spillover, arguing that a U.S.-Russian confrontation over Ukraine might even encourage China to pursue military reunification with Taiwan. Such extreme scenarios are ...


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    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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