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Iran in the SCO: a Forced “Look East” Strategy and an Alternative World Order

... JCPOA remains valuable for Tehran and Washington, which both sides confirm every now and then. However, trust between the parties is so low after Donald Trump’s demarche that the prospects for new agreements are increasingly elusive. Ivan Timofeev: USA-Iran: Why Is the Deal Stalled? All the more so since Iran is demanding security guarantees from the U.S. so that the incident does not recur and that the new U.S. elections do not destroy any previous agreements. However, Washington cannot guarantee this ...

11.10.2021

USA-Iran: Why Is the Deal Stalled?

... who unilaterally broke the deal even though it was sealed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231 of 2015 . In 2018, Trump renewed the unilateral US sanctions against Iran , and went on to tighten the restrictive measures even further . Eventually Iran also began to refuse the deal, resuming uranium enrichment to 20% in accordance with the law “ On the strategic measures for the lifting of sanctions ”. Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? In April 2021, the parties began indirect negotiations in Vienna, where a meeting of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) took place. However, the efforts of the diplomats did ...

30.09.2021

The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

The volatile geopolitics of the Middle East and North Africa and its unstable balance of power in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings in the Arab world and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal have correspondingly influenced the political relations between Israel and the Arab states around the Persian Gulf to become strategically stronger and diplomatically denser. Serving a political agenda, the Abraham Accords were signed ...

06.09.2021

Results of Elections in Iran Discussed by U.S.–Russia Middle East Dialogue Group

... discussed. The dialog group brings together a core group of American and Russian experts in the regional studies, who represent different research centers of the two countries.The current meeting was devoted to the results of the presidential elections in Iran and the possible consequences of the elections for the situation in the Middle East region. Russian side was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at ...

23.06.2021

US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

... unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, renewing massive economic sanctions against Iran. The subsequent extraterritorial application of US sanctions forced a significant number of foreign companies to leave Iran. Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? Companies from the EU have suffered the most. Moreover, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the volume of restrictive measures against Iran was increased by Presidential Executive Orders No. 13846, 13871,...

07.04.2021

What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... in the White House. The EU categorically does not accept US extraterritorial sanctions. Back in 1996, the EU Council approved the so-called “ Blocking Statute ”, designed to protect European businesses from restrictive US measures targeting Cuba, Iran and Libya. For a long time, Washington avoided aggravating relations with the EU, although European companies were subject to hefty fines for violating US sanctions regimes. Ivan Timofeev: The EU as a Significant Initiator of Sanctions The situation ...

04.03.2021

New US Administration Approach to Syria: How Different Could It Be?

... time puts it in a position of being a potential spoiler of any military or political/diplomatic initiative or deal that Russia, Iran, the Syrian government or Turkey may undertake. Besides, recent reports indicate that the US is constructing a new military ... ... planes (Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, or В-52). Once finished, the base will let the US easily send several thousands of soldiers or PMC fighters to Syria overnight, handing it an opportunity to rapidly build up its military presence and ...

03.03.2021

A State or a Person? Who Are the ‘Smart Sanctions’ Against?

..., the damage from them affects wide strata of the population. For example, sanctions against banks has make it difficult for Iran to obtain medical equipment supplies, which in turn affects the quality of life. Blacklisting the owner or top manager of ... ... suppliers and consumers. For example, US sanctions against Oleg Deripaska have threatened serious disruptions in the work of Rusal, an important enterprise for the Russian economy. Ivan Timofeev: ‘Selective’ Bipolarity? From a Coalition of War to a ...

04.02.2021

Biden's Sanctions Policy. The First Steps

... Strategic Rivalry: Prospects for Russian-American Relations in the New US Political Cycle Such targeted measures are routine, quite expected and likely. The Treasury will routinely expand “black lists” in other key areas of the sanctions policy—Iran, North Korea, Cuba, China, as well as functional topics—terrorism, the fight against drug trafficking, human rights, etc. However, all these restrictions are based or will be based on already-existing legal mechanisms. Joe Biden and Congress have ...

02.02.2021
 

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