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Deripaska v. Mnuchin and Gacki: Political Implications

... still could serve as the unofficial basis for expanding the sanctions lists. Oleg Deripaska was included in the SDN list on April 6, 2018, along with a number of large Russian companies where he held large blocks of shares. Later, three companies — Rusal, En + and Eurosibenergo — were removed from sanctions under the so-called Barker plan, which included restructuring their ownership and reducing Oleg Deripaska’s stakes. However, Deripaska himself remained blacklisted. On March 15, 2019, he filed ...


RIAC and Grandview Institution Discuss China-US and Russia-US Relations

On July 6, 2020, Grandview Institution in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a online-seminar titled “The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on International Order in the Perspective of China-US and Russia-US Relations” On July 6, 2020, Grandview Institution in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a online-seminar titled “The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on International Order in the Perspective of China-US and Russia-US Relations”...


The World after START

We are witnessing the dawn of a new era in our nuclear world The resumption of U.S.–Russia consultations on arms control and strategic stability in Vienna in late June is certainly good news. If the discussions go well, then there may be hope that the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) will be extended after all. If the sides fail to come to an agreement, the likelihood...


North to Move and Not to Lose

What the Big Game in the Arctic could look like The activity of the United States Navy and the U.S.’s NATO allies in the Arctic is becoming a standing factor. The visit to the Barents Sea by a group of destroyers, regular under-ice exercises by nuclear submarines, the air patrol over Iceland, the formation of a new fleet with an Arctic zone of responsibility and Donald Trump’s initiative to build new heavy icebreakers for the U.S. Navy: these are all reasons for re-evaluating the prospects for...


How Russia Saved the United States Twice

... ships would fight back if the British navy tried to stop them from crossing the Atlantic. More than that, amidst the Revolutionary War George III, the British king, trying to appeal to Catherine’s monarchical sentiments, pleaded her to send 20-thousand Russian expeditionary corps to America to fight against the revolutionaries. The Russian Empress refused. Then the king tried to bribe Catherine by offering an island of Menorca in the Mediterranean Sea in exchange for convincing France to exit ...


Russia in the Middle East: “Be with Us — and Remain Yourself”

... several years’ time. The “Post-Syria” Middle East: A Chance for Russia? Natalia Berenkova: Opportunities for Russian Higher Education in Syria and Lebanon The erosion of the regional elites’ confidence in the Obama administration and in the USA’s ability to protect them has caused many governments in the region to change their perception of America as omnipotent, even though it remains the most influential external player. Russia’s “return” to the Middle East has boosted but did ...


Playing Pick-Up-Sticks in Libya — 2

... uncovering the problems within the GNA and the forces connected with it. For example, it is no coincidence that reports have appeared about Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha of the GNA and Vice President of the Presidency Council Ahmed Maiteeq trading accusations. Such discord within the GNA can be linked to Bashagha’s growing personal ambitions: a native of Misrata, he also represents the city’s powerful clans and groups. His influence in Tripoli is rising, as is his coordination with Turks. It is ...


Is Non-Nuclear Deterrence Possible?

If hundreds or even thousands of missiles are not enough to force a third-world country to surrender, then how many are needed to deliver unacceptable damage to a major military power? In June 2020, the Kremlin published its new Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian ...


President Joe Biden and Russia

Relations will continue to be built on the basis of the “lowest common denominator,” which effectively means the continuation of the current course of confrontation There are still more than four months until the U.S. presidential elections, almost an eternity in these uneasy, constantly shifting and unpredictable times. That notwithstanding, many are already looking to what happens at the polling stations on November 3 as perhaps the main intrigue of this year. People across the world are captivated...


US Administration v. China

... counter China in recent months number in the dozens. The vast majority of them will never become laws. Their radical nature is the result of public policies inherent in many parliamentary institutions. Ivan Timofeev: Missouri vs. China: Toward a New Crusade? However, the general atmosphere is clearly being pumped up. It has come to the point that Republican Scott Perry introduced two bills to empower the president to recognise Hong Kong and Tibet as independent states. Regular sanctions were proposed ...


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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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