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This Distant Damascus

... been defeated, there are still sleeper cells in the Syrian desert. According to the UN, there are between 6,000 and 10,000 ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, not counting the present representatives from other organizations. Additionally, there are thousands of terrorists in Syrian prisons (including those controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces), which are becoming breeding grounds for jihadist ideas. Moreover, the risk of escalation between individual countries still remains. There is a U.S. military ...


Big Tech vs Regulators: A Long-Term Global Trend

... to regulate tech giants around the world have marked global long-term trends. The authors of this working paper take a closer look at recent key changes in Big Tech regulation both at the international level and in individual jurisdictions of the EU, USA, China and Russia, examining the different ways in which governments have tried to strike a regulatory balance between freedom and security, as well as between digital ecosystem development and healthy competition. This paper also includes an analysis ...


Unprecedented Sanctions? By No Means

We can talk about the relative novelty of the sanctions in terms of the number and intensity of the measures applied. However, for a number of qualitative characteristics, they contain patterns that have been well studied in the past The “sanctions tsunami” against Russia is rightly considered unprecedented since the end of the Cold War. Strictly speaking, it is very difficult to find a suitable analogue of the current situation even in earlier periods. Despite the fact that the sanctions’ target...


Oil Price Threshold: Action and Reaction

... COSCO Shipping Tanker and some other companies for the alleged transportation of Iranian oil in 2019 can serve as a warning. The European Union has also provided for a mechanism to punish ships carrying Russian oil above the price ceiling. Violating ships ... ... Regulation No 833/2014 suggests that we are talking about any ship, regardless of the country of origin . Yulia Sokolshchik: USA Versus USA: Why American Business Also Loses from Sanctions Similar problems may also arise when a Russian insurance company ...


Sanctions Against Russia: Have Their Limits Been Reached?

... persons in the jurisdiction of the initiating country carrying out financial transactions with them. By the decision of the European Union, some Russian banks (Sberbank, Moscow Credit Bank, etc.) were disconnected from SWIFT. At the G7 level, a decision ... ... prohibiting them from carrying out road cargo transportation on the territory of the Russian Federation. Yulia Sokolshchik: USA Versus USA: Why American Business Also Loses from Sanctions It is important to note that Western countries have also increased ...


USA Versus USA: Why American Business Also Loses from Sanctions

... Treasury amounted to a little over $5.7 billion, $5.3 billion of which was paid by financial sector companies, mainly from the European Union, Switzerland and the UK. The bank BNP Paribas paid a record fine - more than $963 million, for violating the US ... ... large proportion of companies from Europe and the UK that have been fined are large banks that have committed hundreds and thousands of violations. The top ten companies that paid the largest amounts of fines accounted for 54,783 violations. In 74 cases,...


Is a Marshall Plan for Ukraine possible?

... technical assistance to Kiev. Given the importance of Ukraine to the states of the EU, it would be logical to assume that Brussels rather than Washington would be the main donor for a post-conflict Ukraine. However, today the financial standing of the European Union, including Germany as the main potential sponsor of the new Marshall Plan, leaves much to be desired. Alexey Khlebnikov: Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators? Perhaps, architects of a new ...


U.S. and EU Sanctions against Syria

... of those who financed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The decision was made in accordance with Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, passed in the wake of September 11, 2001. But this package of sanctions was generally not too frightful ... ... possibility, despite COVID-19 and the economic fallout. But sanctions have affected the plans of the Arab monarchies. Furthermore, the European Union is in thrall to the U.S. sanctions policy in the new environment. Even if the EU tried to lift some of its sanctions ...


Sanctions at a Bifurcation Point

... oil and gold sectors in Venezuela or on the oil industry in Iran. Blocking financial sanctions were also combined with more familiar sanctions instruments, including export or import bans. It would seem that the rapid economic growth of China and the European Union should have interfered with US leadership and reduced the severity of sanctions. However, it turned out that the size of a given economy is not commensurate with possibilities for using it for political purposes. Neither the European Union ...


The Policy of Sanctions and the Golden Horde Legacy

... similar narrative, in one form or another, has been developing for centuries among Russia’s Western neighbours. However, some imperial practices appear to be universal. Today they can be observed in US policy and, to some extent, in the policy of the European Union. Russia itself has largely lost its imperial heritage, becoming a nation-state even to a greater extent than its Western rivals. Which, of course, does not preclude a transition to an imperial organisation in the future under certain circumstances....


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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  
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