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US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... dealt a heavy blow to multilateral diplomacy. Approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2231 Resolution 2231 (2015) adopted by the UN Security Council at its 7488th meeting on July 20, 2015 , the deal was drafted with the active contribution of the European Union, as well as the P5 countries. It had special significance for Brussels, considering the EU’s commitment to multilateral diplomacy. US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal on May 8, 2018 ...

26.07.2019

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace

The second decade of the 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa, which have destabilized not only the countries that saw violent regime change but the entire region. A way out of the profound systemic crisis is yet to be found. Most countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) have launched the needed socioeconomic reforms, albeit belatedly, but outcomes are difficult to predict. In other parts of the Arab world (Syria, Libya, Yemen)...

11.07.2019

Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation in Ukraine, including the MH17, and America’s bid to challenge Russian gas. In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation in Ukraine, including the MH17, and America’s bid to challenge Russian gas. Vladimir Chizhov is a career diplomat...

10.07.2019

Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw The problem with communication in today’s world may be the illusion that real communication is taking place and no additional lines of communication are necessary. The truth of the matter is that there is still sizeable potential to raise the “technological capacity” in international diplomatic communication to a higher level via allocating the “frequency bandwidth” to regional blocks and...

04.07.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

... rehabilitation.” Some Russian and European policy institutions have already elaborated on ways to reconcile respective 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 on how to aid Syria’s recovery. Some argue for the need of political reforms and power transition, while others suggest ...

18.06.2019

Europe Under Fire from US Secondary Sanctions

... foreign businesses? What is the European share of companies hit by secondary sanctions? What measures are being taken by the European Union to protect its businesses and how effective are these measures? Is there any chance of the EU creating effective ... ... rules. The largest fines are usually paid for violations of this kind. Wilful intent, negligence, involvement of management, refusal to come clean, inadequacy of compliance programmes and other factors are seen by the Americans as aggravating circumstances ...

07.06.2019

Russia — USA — EU Seminar at the University of Malta

On May 30 – June 1, 2019, The University of Malta (Valletta Campus) held a seminar "Russia — USA — EU Trialogue". On May 30 – June 1, 2019, The University of Malta (Valletta Campus) held a seminar "Russia — USA — EU Trialogue". The seminar was attended by experts from the Centre for the Study and Practice Conflict Resolution ...

06.06.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... this, we must work together to reduce the danger of war and prevent incidents, and not to waste forces on fruitless mutual accusations or attempts to fix non-consensus and deliberately confrontational topics from the category of “hybrid” threats on ... ... analogy applies to the activities of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short, increasingly, multilateral structures designed to serve as ...

24.05.2019

Sanctions Policy: The ‘European Paradox’

... countries also use unilateral measures, but so far they’ve done it much less often in comparison with the EU and especially the USA. However, by bypassing the UN, the EU is trying to combine efforts with the United States and other Western countries, that ... ... Radar Another important distinction of EU policy is its extremely reserved attitude towards extraterritorial sanctions. The European Union authorities may well use secondary sanctions, that is, to punish certain companies or organisations for violating ...

20.05.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... European powers do not see completely eye to eye on these issues. Moscow is less adamant about the Iranian ballistic program, less prone to condemn so-called “destabilizing” activities in the region and is in any case not prepared to establish any causal effect between these matters and the implementation of the JCPOA. However, Russia and Europe do share some obvious common interests. Indeed, both want to avoid the non-proliferation crises that would ensue, were Tehran to decide to distance itself ...

13.05.2019
 

Poll conducted

  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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