... policy, types of sanctions risks and ways to minimize them, as well as the consequences of sanctions for business
On September 16, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council, together with Japanese Business Club in Moscow (JBC), held a workshop on sanctions risk for Russian and Japanese businesses. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, made a keynote speech and answered questions from the participants.
The event also focused on the trends of current sanctions policy, types of sanctions risks and ways to minimize ...
... of the U.S. imposing sanctions against Russia in connection with the Taliban
It is important to recognize that the “Taliban issue” could become somewhat of a scapegoat for Washington, especially in the eyes of its allies, to impose even more anti-Russia sanctions. In addition to the
Executive Order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation
signed on April 15, 2021, the White House published a Fact Sheet outlining key
... and organisations carrying out any transactions with a blocked person. Such persons lose, among other things, access to the US market, as well as the ability to use US dollars in their settlements. The US has already used hybrid blocking and sectoral sanctions against Iran and Russia. With regard to Russia, we are talking about the recent Executive Order 14024, which, among other things, targeted Russian citizens associated with the technology sector with
Second, any government structure and its leadership,...
... northwestern Syria – Idlib province. Control over the province is held by various anti-government and terrorist groups, principally Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, otherwise known as HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, associated with al-Qaeda, banned in the Russian Federation).
Humanitarian aid vs. sanctions
Syrian Idlib: What’s Next?
According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, more than 70% of the population of northwestern Syria is in need of humanitarian assistance. These include 2.7 million displaced persons (it is believed ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... six types of sanctions. The most unpleasant of these is the ban on American banks from lending to the Russian government.
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... journalists’ sources get royal assent.”
News, October 18, 2017.
Mid.ru. 2019. “Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding new anti-Russia sanctions adopted by the United States and Canada.” March 15, 2019.
2020. “Acting ...