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The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... aid. However, these applications take time to consider. What is more, the possibility of obtaining such a licence is not itself a solution to the problem. This much was clear before the pandemic began with the case of North Korea. Even though the UN Sanctions Committee approved applications for humanitarian exemptions, a host of problems arose—bank refusals, supplier delays, delays at customs, etc. Christian Wollny: Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity Individual exemptions will have no effect without significant systemic changes introduced at least for the period of the pandemic. The greatest ...


Sanctions and Financial Crime: Together or Apart?

... transactions throughout the world. The American economy gains tremendous benefits while providing a favourable financial infrastructure for the whole world. But there are also problems. The first is the use of financial leadership for political purposes. The USA is the largest initiator of economic sanctions. Unlike any other country, the United States can afford to effectively impose sanctions regimes beyond its borders, effectively implementing them extraterritorially. Secondly, the colossal possibilities of the American system open up equally ...


Addressing Unresolved Challenges in U.S.-Russia Relations

... or otherwise accelerate the drift toward confrontation have received less attention in the bilateral U.S.-Russia context. The group identified the strategic competition in the Western Balkans, the future of the nuclear non- proliferation regime, and sanctions as areas that could significantly impact U.S.-Russia relations in the future, but where Washington and Moscow lack clarity about one another’s intentions and about the potential unanticipated consequences of their current approaches. Over ...


What Opportunities are Opening up for Russia against the Backdrop of the Tech War between the U.S. and China?

We need to tread thoughtfully and astutely in terms of our diplomacy while being careful not to become too dependent on anyone or take sides While it may be a little early to talk about the emergence of a bipolar era in the tech world, the question of what policy Russia should follow against the backdrop of the confrontation between the two undisputed tech leaders (the United States and China) is more pressing than ever. Vassily Kashin of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International...


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... like they’ve never seen before, ever.” The threat itself is substantial for ordinary Iraqis who survived the destructive sanctions of the United Nations and the United States under Saddam Hussein from 1991 until the American invasion and occupation ... ... on the Americans for their actions. After the funeral processions in honor of Soleimani that brought together hundreds of thousands of people throughout the Middle East, Iran exercised the promised military response to the Americans. On January 8, Iran ...


Trade War and Sanctions: An Illusory Link

The risk of sanctions will persist regardless of success in resolving the trade war The signing of the first package of documents within the framework of a trade agreement between China and the United States was a serious step towards a ceasefire in the trade war ...


International Security Implications of the US-Russia Contention Over the Nord Stream 2

... Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955–1980 . — Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003. 344 p. Zakonoproekt o sankciyah protiv sudov-truboukladchikov proekta gazoprovoda Severny potok-2. [Draft bill on sanctions against pipe laying vessels for the Nord Stream-2 project] . — O. Bakhtina. Neftegaz.RU, 01.06.2019 (in Russian). 1 . As Roberto Cantoni notes, those were not the only USA-proposed blockades aimed at hindering Soviet industrial projects: "…In 1946, a penicillin plant program launched by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to build up the capacity of the pharmaceutical industry in Eastern ...


Drilling at Gunpoint: EU Sanctions on Turkey

... on Turkey’s oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) is about to complete its package of sanctions against Turkey. It is compiling a list of individuals and companies on which restrictions will be imposed. Ivan Timofeev: US Sanctions Against Turkey: Zero Escalations The Council of the EU adopted a decision on sanctions against Turkey on ...


The SWIFT System: A Focus on the U.S.–Russia Financial Confrontation

... system is kept similar to that of the SWIFT system so as to reduce the Russian customers’ concerns and need to change their usage habits. This system was put into use in 2015, and by 2018, there were 403 Russian companies using this system as an alternative ... ... international cooperation mechanisms to jointly tackle challenges. As mentioned above, Russia seized the opportunities provided by U.S. sanctions in the financial sector and quickly established its own national payment system and financial information exchange system....


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