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Thirteen Points on Joe Biden and Russia

... back in 2017. On the other hand, with Republicans in control of the Senate, Joe Biden will be significantly constrained in what he can do in foreign policy, the Russian dimension included. Capitol Hill will be in a position to play an active role in sanctions policy toward Russia, in the modernization of US nuclear forces, in limiting White House autonomy in matters like the JCPOA or in decisions related to the US military presence abroad. The influence of the legislative power on US-Russian relations ...

17.12.2020

Sanctions: Risk for Russian and International Business. 2020 Results and 2021 Perspectives

The conference was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Interfax Group, Russian and foreign companies, as well as leading Russian experts on sanctions policy On December 11, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Interfax Group , with the support of X-Compliance , held an annual conference on sanctions risks for Russian and international business: 2020 results ...

13.12.2020

Technological Competition and National Security. The War Begins

... Huawei also had Iran-related problems. On December 1, 2018, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada at the behest of the United States. In the US, she is accused of providing HSBC bank with misleading information in an attempt to circumvent US sanctions against Iran. Huawei viewed the arrest as a politically motivated attack on the company. Huawei is still under heavy pressure from American regulators and legislators. The U.S. Defense Budget Act of 2018 and 2019 restricted US defence and government ...

07.12.2020

The Biden Administration and Iran Nuclear Deal: More Constraints than Possibilities

... JCPOA. For them, this is a sign that their interests are not represented in a global deal that directly affects regional security. Alexander Kozintsev: Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times The Middle Eastern allies of the USA Major regional players, such as Saudi Arabia or Israel, will be wary of the Biden administration’s first actions regarding the return of the United States to the JCPOA and the sanctions relief. The Israelis are openly against the deal concluded under Barack Obama. Given that J. Biden is well acquainted with both Israeli politicians and American lobbyists for Israel, and being a frequent guest of AIPAC conferences, one should ...

03.12.2020

Sanctions for Sanctions Violation”: U.S. Department of Treasury Enforcement Actions Against the Financial Sector

... operations are more inclined to implement risk management mechanisms, fearing financial losses, as well as damage to their reputation [Gabbi, Tanzi, Nadotti 2011], and the existence of such mechanisms mitigates the risks for banks [Delis, Staikouras 2011]. Susan Walker described the impact of sanctions on attitudes towards humanitarian operations – banks are afraid to conduct them under the threat of sanctions [Walker 2017]. Studying specific cases of “secondary” sanctions against banks is of great value. Separate articles are devoted ...

30.11.2020

Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... has brought new challenges to Syria. According to data from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia published on September 23, 2020, the damage done to the Syrian economy by the end of 2019 exceeded USD 442 bn. Still, under sanctions and with no international consensus on how to finance recovery, the country has not only failed to overcome the acute economic crisis but has also been hit by the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, compounded by an unstable situation ...

09.11.2020

US Elections and Sanctions Against Russia

Three key risks for Russia On the eve of the US presidential election, there is growing interest in what the policy of sanctions against Russia will be if one of the candidates wins. Will they become more stringent if Joe Biden wins? Should we expect an escalation from the Trump administration? Do elections play any role in the policy of sanctions? Igor Ivanov: Choice ...

02.11.2020

U.S. and European Sanctions on Syria

The Carter Center Report The Carter Center Report The U.S. has maintained sanctions against Syria since the 1970s. However, the majority of current U.S. sanctions on Syria were imposed in two broad phases: a first phase in the 2000s that U.S. policymakers stated was a response to Syrian support for terrorism, activities in ...

05.10.2020

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 deal”). It is connected with the expiration of the embargo on the ...

02.10.2020

Don’t Expect Sanctions to Stop Nord Stream II

... against NS2 can potentially be used as a bargaining chip. For Russia, the crux of the issue lies in the bipartisan support for the sanctions. Russia should adhere to its current strategic plans and not rely on a favorable outcome in the election for their removal.... ... the present, which are currently en route to the Senate. An ideal scenario would entail a tripartite summit involving Russia, USA, and Europe to find a solution to the issue — a push towards an entente. Given the current complexity of affairs, however,...

10.09.2020
 

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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  
     21 (19%)
 
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