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Thirteen Points on Joe Biden and Russia

... support for the democratic opposition in Belarus). US support of Kyiv is likely to grow, including various forms of military assistance. 6. Sanctions Mark Entin, Ekaterina Entina: The EU Will Not Break Free from America’s Amiable Stranglehold Anti-Russian sanctions will undoubtedly remain one of the prime US policy instruments in dealing with Moscow. We will see more of them and the only question is whether the Biden Administration preserves the overall approach of the Trump Administration, or whether ...


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 ...


RIAC at University of Strasbourg Sanctions Conference

... state of relations between Russia and the EU, as well as the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the short term, the approaches of the United States and the EU to the policy of sanctions against Russia, the potential of the mechanism for introducing sanctions in Russia, trends in the development of sanctions at the present stage, and other issues.


The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities

... pressure, the Saudis could use the card in their sleeve — establishing official relations with Israel to balance the American policy towards them. But the most serious headache for the Saudis in the context of the restoration of the JCPOA and the lifting sanctions on Iran is the oil market. As soon as Iran gets the opportunity to sell its oil, it will dramatically increase its market share. This will lower oil prices, as well as compel exporters to reduce their production. OPEC+, led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will be forced to take additional measures to stabilize the market in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the return of Libyan and later Iranian oil. But the oil issue may also be a drag on Washington’s return to the JCPOA since ...


Russia and South Korea: Ways to Develop Economic Partnership

Policy Brief #33 / 2020 On September 30, 2020, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea celebrated the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. This is a good occasion to look back at the achievements, taking into account miscalculations and problems in bilateral cooperation, as ...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... secondary U.S. sanctions under the "Caesar Act" quickly began turning into an effective mechanism (much unlike previous measures, often limited to the compilation of sanctions lists), although Washington is not going to abandon "paper" sanctions either: on September 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury introduced a new list , including 13 legal entities and seven individuals, one of them the Governor of the Central Bank of Syria. Aleksandr Aksenenok: Russia and Syria: Nuances in Allied Relations The prospect of criminal prosecution in the United States for using the American financial system in the interests of Syria and for inciting American citizens and companies to violate the sanctions regime ...


US Elections and Sanctions Against Russia

... recommendations for the president on tougher sectoral sanctions. In my opinion, the risks of sanctions against Russia under this legal mechanism are insignificant. Ivan Timofeev: ‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a Coalition of Sanctions Russia has no reasonable motivation to influence the US electoral infrastructure. Neither Trump nor Biden will fundamentally change the US approach to Moscow for the better. At the very least, there is no reason to believe that one of the two candidates ...


USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond?

... America and other foreign states” is in force. Violation of the JCPOA may be included among such actions. The decision to apply special economic measures is within the purview of the President of Russia: the existing legislation gives him such powers. Russian sanctions could serve as a political signal that Russia opposes the destruction of international agreements endorsed by the UN Security Council. First published in the Valdai Discussion Club .


RIAC at the 20th Annual Conference at American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

... "Business Life after Covid: Back on Track?" took place. The main topics of the conference were the impact of the pandemic on globalization and its lasting effect for business. The participants also discussed the risks of further escalation of sanctions against Russia, their impact on the business of foreign companies in Russia, and the process of post-covid economic recovery. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, spoke at the opening of the conference.


Don’t Expect Sanctions to Stop Nord Stream II

... relations he initially had pursued with Russiagate now losing its appeal. With this freedom to maneuver, dropping sanctions against NS2 can potentially be used as a bargaining chip. For Russia, the crux of the issue lies in the bipartisan support for the sanctions. Russia should adhere to its current strategic plans and not rely on a favorable outcome in the election for their removal. Even so, the election period itself is unlikely to bring any sharp-pointed tools with the potential to terminate the project, as ...


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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  
     21 (19%)
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