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Syria: Rules-Based International Order Creates Humanitarian Rule, Not Law?

... we are going to continue our cooperation on Syria. ” This logic, in which Russia should allow cross-border operations, and in return rely on potential cooperation on Syria sometime in the future, is seriously flawed, especially in the context of US sanctions against Syria, which have seriously undermined the overall humanitarian situation in the country. The Caesar Act, passed by the US Congress in 2020, has been the most serious legislation introducing sanctions against Syria; among other things, it limits the interaction ...


Elections in Syria: Forgetting Old Resentments?

... under the name “Caesar Act” are “secondary” in nature, which means that any third country doing business with the Syrian government is included in the US sanctions list. Companies from the UAE have already faced this problem, and potentially sanctions deprive Syria of any major projects with the Gulf States in the future. This issue is unsolvable at the regional level. Much depends on how the Americans are committed to the implementation of the sanctions regime. Andrey Kortunov, Julien Barnes-Dacey: First ...


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

... are starving and suffer from malnutrition. The real mass murderers are most often sitting behind a desk signing papers. Biden's Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, confirmed the administration will not lift these sanctions on Iran, and has praised the sanctions against Syria, the so-called Caesar Sanctions, as a means to cause enough suffering as to further the goal of removing President Assad. Blinken, while serving as as Deputy Secretary of State under Obama from 2015 until 2017, frequently expressed disagreement ...


“Humanitarian Sanctions” Are Killing Syrians, While New Sanctions Threaten to Crash the Russian Economy: They Must Be Overturned

... advocates, in and out of government. “This must stop and the Caesar Sanctions must be lifted. And all the members of the U.S. Congress who do not lift these sanctions make themselves complicit in every death that occurs in the region.” U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria. The Carter Center Report Zepp-LaRouche continued: “This has reached the point where either the world wakes up and we start to remedy this, or we will not survive, because of our own moral failure as a human species. I call on you: Work with the ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look into 2021

Report 65/2021 Report 65/2021 The report analyses the application of foreign sanctions against Russian citizens, companies and economy sectors. It also considers global trends in the use of sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia within individual areas (the “Ukrainian package,” sanctions against pipeline projects,...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... in the world ranking (see the table compiled by the author based on data for 18 and 23 October 2020, taken from ): COVID-19 in Syria and Neighbouring Countries The good indicators are partly explained by the fact that wartime Syria under sanctions has been a closed country compared to the more open Israel, Lebanon and Turkey, this reducing the objective risk of infection. Even after Damascus International Airport (which had not functioned since March) was opened on October 1, 2020, the ...


U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria

... doing business with them. To date, the United Kingdom’s sanctions regime established post-Brexit effectively parallels the EU sanctions regime. There are legal constraints on the U.S. executive branch in lifting some, but not all, U.S. sanctions on Syria. For sanctions enacted pursuant to the Caesar Act and certain other U.S. statutes, the executive branch must issue waivers and/or certify that Syria has met certain specified criteria prior to suspending or terminating the sanctions. The legal structure of ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... has to manoeuvre between Moscow and Tehran, as they pursue different interests. Iran banks on proxy militias as it advances its influence “beyond the Syrian state” as part of its anti-Israel “Shia Crescent” project. These actions open up the Syrians to U.S. sanctions and make them a target of Israel’s surgical strikes. They also allow Tehran to claim a special role in the reconstruction effort, which, once again, prompts a harsher retaliation from the United States. Russia, on the contrary, is interested ...


How US “Caesar Act” Will Affect the Situation in Syria and Moscow’s Policy

... sanctions do not affect the political course of Damascus itself, among whose key task is the holding of the presidential elections in 2021. New sanctions have been prepared by the US Congress, which actually means their irreversibility. Unlike the EU sanctions against Syria, which are extended annually, the US sanctions have been passed for five years. The law came into force six months after it was passed by the US Congress, where the “Caesar Act” was included in the “National Defense Authorization Act for ...


The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

... the U.S. is going to define "humanitarian aid" or "reconstruction," depending on who is providing this aid and to whom. This uncertainty doesn't help humanitarians working in Syria. Moscow has been long advocating for unilateral sanctions relief from Syria to help humanitarian and economic revival. Although it seems unrealistic, discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions from the government in Damascus look like the only possible way to move forward. In this context,...


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