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Closing Loopholes: Outlining the U.S. and EU Sanctions Policy Onward

... will be less spectacular, but they will be detrimental to specific businesses and areas of the economy Oil and KAMAZ The Official Journal of the European Union has published decisions and regulations included into the sixth package of anti-Russian sanctions. The release of the new legal framework has been postponed several times on account of disagreements among the EU countries, with the most sensitive issue being the ban on Russian oil imports. Brussels, however, managed to reach consensus after ...


JCPOA 1.01: Now or Never

... looking forward to diversifying their gas and oil supply by trading with Teheran. The only thing they need is the lifting of the sanctions by Washington. This could fractionally offset the damage done by the partial stop of the petroleum delivery to the EU ... ... and their allies would have to conduct a full-scale campaign involving the use of aircraft and missile strikes. Ivan Timofeev: USA-Iran: Why Is the Deal Stalled? In this scenario, the conflict is unlikely to stay solely within Iran’s borders, but will ...


Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia”

... peace negotiations in earnest should start immediately, proceeding from Ukraine’s neutrality and no NATO enlargement. He does not believe in isolating Russia, being convinced that Washington is undermining U.S. dollar worldwide prevalence by imposing sanctions on international payment systems. Finally, the famous academician and the author of many foreign affairs bestsellers maintains that the U.S. should respect the notion of a multipolar world with mutual respect for and observance of the UN Charter....


The US Confiscation Policy

... investors from other countries On April 28, US President Joe Biden asked Congress to pass new legislation on the confiscation of Russian property . The presidential proposals were previously developed at the level of key agencies responsible for sanctions: the Treasury (financial sanctions), the Department of State (responsible for visa sanctions and political aspects of restrictive measures), the Department of Commerce (export controls), and the Department of Justice (which prosecutes violators ...


China in a Dilemma over its Support to Russia?

... Development Bank) suspending their operations. Another area where China would want to increase its foothold was arms sales. With significant number of countries set to spurn Russia after its military operation in Ukraine, and unwilling to face consequent sanctions, new sales opportunities could arise for Beijing. China is currently the world’s fourth-largest military equipment exporter in the world behind USA, Russia and France. Russian defence industry’s growing plight may open door to some countries changing allegiance from Russia to China when they next go about buying military equipment. Prominent Russian Sinologist Alexey Maslov recently stated ...


Russia-West: Is It Possible to Lift the Sanctions?

The inclusion of sanctions in the formula for a compromise on Ukraine is quite possible. Total pessimism is hardly desirable here Diplomatic manoeuvring by Russia and Ukraine on the issue of a peace agreement, or at least a ceasefire, naturally raise the question of ...


A New Sino-Russian Entente? Limits of Cooperation on Ukraine and Beyond

... financial system, but at present, China’s greater trade links with the U.S. and EU make it acutely vulnerable to secondary sanctions. Even in Russia, commentators have been skeptical if Chinese companies would be willing to incur such risks, citing ... ... de-Westernizing the concept of “democracy”, claiming this status for both China and Russia, and seeking to deny the U.S. its usage as a moral high ground and dividing line in world politics. This critique is clearly triggered by the recent U.S.-sponsored ...


Ukraine: Three Scenarios After the Answer From Washington

... Ukraine) remains in the Russian orbit, and the other (Western Ukraine) — respectively, in the western one. Another option is a forceful regime change in Ukraine, with the expectation that there will be no massive resistance from the population. Western sanctions will be a painful blow to Russia, but they won’t be fatal. The benefits to military security are greater than the economic damage. Economic damage will not translate into public protest in Russia; it can be kept under control. The prestige ...


How concerned is the Kremlin about possible Western sanctions on Nord Stream 2?

Andrey Kurtunov from the Russian International Affairs Council discusses Russia-Ukraine tensions and how concerned the Kremlin might be about possible Western sanctions, which have been threatened in case of an attack on Ukraine Andrey Kurtunov from the Russian International Affairs Council discusses Russia-Ukraine tensions and how concerned the Kremlin might be about possible Western sanctions, which have ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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