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Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... it safe. For example, on July 8, 2020, Amazon, the biggest American e-commerce platform, decided to pay the U.S. Treasury retroactively a voluntary sum of 134,523 U.S. dollars for supplying goods and services to Syria (as well as to the sanctioned Iran and Crimea) for the period from November 5, 2011, to October 18, 2018. In seemingly friendly Lebanon, which is in dire need of Western donor assistance to overcome its own crisis, the authorities seem to be ready to do anything to avoid falling under ...


USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond?

The worst scenario for the United States is the consolidated actions of Moscow and Beijing on military-technical cooperation with Iran on the basis of Resolution 2231 A new round of escalation of US sanctions pressure on Iran is taking place in connection with Tehran’s “violation” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (hereinafter referred to as the JCPOA or “nuclear ...


What Do the Syrian People Expect from Russia?

... “de facto authority” protected by Russia itself, especially in the South. Russia has drawn “invisible borders” around Iran’s presence in Syria, and this is considered part of deep compatibility between Russia and Israel, which is very similar ... ... settlements and national dialogue conferences such as the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi and the hundreds or even thousands of meetings with political and armed opposition actors seeking reconciliation and settlement. Establishing “parallel ...


US Left Isolated, Iran Nuclear Deal Under Threat: What Will Crisis Over Iran in UN Security Council Lead to?

... with the key parameters of the deal. But it took "signal" steps to demonstrate its ability to return to the military nuclear programme in the event that parties to the JCPOA failed to implement the JCPOA. The extraterritorial sanctions of the USA also caused general irritation — a large number of European, Chinese, Russian and other companies were forced to leave Iran. Therefore, the attempts of the United States to declare itself an important participant in the JCPOA as if nothing had happened led to rejection in the UN Security Council. It is important to note that on the narrow issue of the arms embargo, the ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... power” ( Awlad alsulta ), falling out of favour. Last year, he was rumoured to have been placed under house arrest for his refusal to donate the bulk of his 5-billion-dollar fortune to advance the Syrian President’s personal efforts to involve the private ... ... terms of Syria leaning more and more towards Russia economically. Russian business has experience in dividing up the roles with Iran, the leading economic player in Syria. For instance, the global media took notice of the agreement to jointly develop the ...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

... delivering products containing US parts to Iran. That was the case with ZTE, which ended up with huge fines that were paid to US regulators and restrictions on future operations [ xxxii ]. The Huawei case was even more high-profile. It also began with accusations of supplies to Iran and could well have ended in fines. But the Trump administration opted for a tougher approach. Huawei was blacklisted by the Department of Commerce [ xxxiii ]. Even though the regulator promptly issued a general license allowing US companies to continue ...


Waiting for the Intra-Afghan Dialogue to Begin

... do it. The thing is, if we do not see any real steps made in the intra-Afghan process, then the Americans will find it increasingly difficult to put on a happy face. This is what makes the joint call of the special representatives of Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan for foreign troops in Afghanistan to “withdraw in an orderly and responsible manner to ensure a smooth transition” published on May 18, 2020, particularly relevant. Both the government of Afghanistan and U.S. officials have made ...


U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... countries in Europe and North America, fully follows the logic of abolishing U.S. international security commitments. The next shoe to fall will likely be the New START Treaty, which the Trump administration seems happy to let expire next February. Accusations of Russian infringements of the treaties and agreements, as well as the condemnation of Iranian activities outside the scope of the JCPOA, serve as a necessary and useful pretext for wrecking the established regimes. The prospect of crafting even better agreements, held out by President Trump and his aides, cannot be taken seriously. This ...


America’s Role in the Saudi-Iran Fault Line

The U.S.-Saudi Arabia-Iran Tensions: It Seemed We Were Moving Towards a Conflict More Dramatic Than Anything We Have Already Seen Key ideas from Daniel Levy’s speech during the “Persian Gulf: War and Peace” session of the 9th Valdai Discussion Club’s Middle East ...


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