Search: Sanctions,Syria (19 materials)


US Sanctions Against Turkey: Zero Escalation

... the decree. The American property of sanctioned organisations and individuals, according to the decree, was frozen, and their entry into the United States was prohibited. Ruslan Mamedov: Troubled Partners: What Russia and Turkey are Dividing Up in Syria In other words, despite the limited application, sanctions against Turkey have reached a new institutional level. Now they are regulated by a separate executive order, and US departments can at any time blacklist new individuals and legal entities. Of course, the executive order is reversible. If the ...


The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

... Gibraltar have extended the detention of the tanker for two weeks, increasing the chances that the crisis will develop further. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? The reason for the detention of the tanker was its alleged violation of EU sanctions against Syria. In numerous media publications, this allegation is presented as self-evident. Meanwhile, the reference to EU sanctions raises serious questions. Indeed, Brussels has imposed broad-based economic restrictions on Bashar Assad’s government. Most ...


Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

Russia should not necessarily wait for the Europeans to join its rebuilding efforts As the United States eyes new sanctions on Syria, Russia increasingly finds it needs to work out solutions that would nonetheless push forward the post-conflict reconstruction in the country the way Moscow envisions them. Syria has been subject to legislatively mandated US penalties since the ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... did nothing to soften their regional policies. Instead, they invested more energy and more money to support their proxies in Syria and elsewhere. Second, the Trump Administration emphatically rejected the Iranian policies of its predecessors and replaced ... ... diplomatic and economic pressure on the Islamic Republic. The White House walked out of the JCPOA, introduced new and tough sanctions against Tehran, and started energetically building a broad anti-Iran coalition in the region. As might be expected, ...


Who Will Rebuild Syria: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

... tenders in the upcoming period. However, a few businessmen will not be able to rebuild the country on their own, and even the country’s most prominent and richest businessmen will find themselves limited in their activities due to imposed economic sanctions. While Syria’s allies are willing to help, and have already begun cultivating and consolidating relationships with local actors to gain access to the Syrian market, they are also facing certain limitations. Iran and Russia are constrained by economic sanctions ...


Sanctions Against Syria: Taking Aim at Russia

... House of Representatives and be signed into law by the President. More likely than not, it will be accepted in its present wording. For Russian public and private companies it is of importance from the point of view of its further codification of anti-Syria sanctions. Russia has consistently supported the government forces and is Syria’s crucial long-term partner in terms of its rebuilding as well as its economic development. To some extent, the bill enhances the sanction risks for them but will do little ...


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... of Roads and Urban Development, said that priority is given to the work of the bilateral commission at the level of the Prime Minister of Syria and the First Vice President of Iran. During the negotiations, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade of Syria Samer al-Khalil spoke about the need to use national currencies in mutual payments due to the United States reinstating sanctions against Iran. The Minister mentioned cooperation in several areas, such as tax regulation in bilateral trade, housing construction and, curiously, investment in rebuilding Syria, for which Iran has no money. Tehran is forced to act with regard ...


These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

... and Moscow each control resources and levers of influence vital for managing and ultimately resolving these conflicts. Although officials have sought to negotiate small steps, such as implementation of the Minsk agreements in Ukraine and getting the Syria talks in Geneva back on track, political will is lacking, and a meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents is by far the best opportunity for each to signal their commitment to progress. Finally, in the aftermath of years of sanctions and counter-sanctions, policies of mutual isolation have atrophied relations between ordinary Americans and Russians to an unacceptable degree that does not serve the interests of either side. Basic embassy and consular services have been severely ...


Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

..., in the current confrontational conditions “stable deterrence,” a scenario that seemed to be the least harmful, is receding into the past. At least three events have triggered the new logic of confrontation: the Skripal case, Washington’s new sanctions and the chemical incident in Syria. The Skripal case stands out because the collective West went for a sharp escalation without having authentic and transparent facts indicating Russia’s involvement in the incident. Not a single fact meeting these requirements has been presented ...


Trio in Tehran

... results of the "nuclear deal" and points out Washington's intentions to seek a change in Tehran's policy in the region. At the same time, V. Putin, assessing the interaction between Moscow and Tehran on the nuclear issue and in the area of the Syrian conflict resolution, noted the effectiveness of cooperation between Russia and Iran. In other words, the last meeting can be regarded as Moscow's response to Washington's threats against Iran. The feeling that Iran and Russia are in the same sanctions boat appeared in 2014 after the accession of the Crimea. As the U.S. pressure increased, the consolidation of the sides based on the counteraction to Washington only intensified. An attempt to bring collective anti-Americanism to a new level ...


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