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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,...


U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria

... significant construction or engineering services to the government of Syria. Non-U.S. companies that provide aircraft or spare parts for military use in Syria. Non-U.S. companies that support Syria’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs. The European Union started imposing sanctions on Syria in 2011 following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. EU sanctions on Syria are somewhat narrower than U.S. sanctions, limiting specific categories of trade and investment, and include extensive sanctions on the Syrian government and targeted ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... restrictive measures not only create difficulties, but also form prerequisites for mobilizing Syria’s internal resources and expanding Russia’s economic presence On June 17... ... grace period that was granted to the administration so that it could prepare secondary sanctions against foreign citizens for cooperating with Damascus in oil, gas, aviation... ... the Syrian reconstruction effort. The German expert Muriel Asseburg notes that the European Union’s consolidated standing is eroded by differences between the United...


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

Discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions look like the only possible way to move forward On July 11, the United Nations Security Council ... ... adopted a resolution extending the authorization of cross-border mechanisms that guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria for another year, until July 10, 2021. However, the UN aid will now go through just one Turkish border crossing — Bab ...


The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... coronavirus testing systems, and other medications and medical equipment. Food aid has been no less important for Syrians. In April, Russian grain, which had previously been in short supply on the market, was delivered to the port of Tartus. Although the European Union expressed its support for the UN Secretary General’s appeal to lift the sanctions off several states, including Syria, so that the needed medical and humanitarian aid could be provided, in practice, Europe’s contribution is doubtful. First, EU member states have no consensus on Syria and, second, European companies are, as in the case of Iran, extremely wary ...


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 ... ... differences in this area. While Russia sees Syrian reconstruction mainly in terms of rebuilding the damaged physical infrastructure, European Union states link the reconstruction efforts to political transition. Meanwhile in Moscow there are two competing views ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... Iran’s critical role in shaping the security agenda of the Middle East is indisputable. No matter what we discuss — the Syrian settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or political dynamics in Lebanon —, Iran remains the big elephant ... ... 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, ...


Sanctions on Russia: the Risk of a Divided Europe

... that relations with the Russian Federation are still a dividing element within the European Union (EU). Different threat assessments and interests among Member States... ... the efforts to build up a common approach towards Moscow which has emerged with the sanctions over Ukraine. The decision not to impose new “restrictive measures”... ... double-track diplomacy Despite harsh criticism of Moscow’s involvement in atrocities in Syria the recent “Normandy Quartet” meeting showed that both Paris and Berlin want...


Russia has to reinvent its economic model

... differences between Russia and most of the Western governments was the definition of ‘terrorist organizations’ in Syria. The West insisted that most of opposition groups fighting against Damascus constituted the so-called ‘moderate opposition’,... ... political differences and put together an anti-terrorist coalition like the one that they had during the Second World War. 3) The European Union (EU) has enforced economic sanctions against Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine. Although such sanctions have been regularly denounced as costly and ...


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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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