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Russia-West: Is It Possible to Lift the Sanctions?

The inclusion of sanctions in the formula for a compromise on Ukraine is quite possible. Total pessimism is hardly desirable here Diplomatic manoeuvring by Russia and Ukraine on the issue of a peace agreement, or at least a ceasefire, naturally raise the question of ...


Sanctions and Diplomacy: In the Wake of Liz Truss's Visit to Russia

The introduction of amendments to the United Kingdom's sanctions legislation on Russia on the day of the visit was unlikely to achieve any results other than prompting cold restraint from Moscow The visit to Moscow by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss can be considered a textbook example of a combination ...


Britain Learns to Apply Sanctions

One of the notable events in July was the imposition by Britain of restrictions on a number of Russian and foreign officials in the area of human rights. This was London’s first independent programme of sanctions after Brexit. The Russian Foreign Ministry justifiably perceived these sanctions as an unfriendly act and interference in domestic affairs. Russia has reserved the right to respond. At the same time, the media uproar around this event seems ...


The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

... Gibraltar have extended the detention of the tanker for two weeks, increasing the chances that the crisis will develop further. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? The reason for the detention of the tanker was its alleged violation of EU sanctions against Syria. In numerous media publications, this allegation is presented as self-evident. Meanwhile, the reference to EU sanctions raises serious questions. Indeed, Brussels has imposed broad-based economic restrictions on Bashar Assad’s ...


What Сan Britain Do in Response to Russian Nerve Attack?

... measures, which it has not kept current, in the wake of the Salisbury attack to increase pressure on Russia. Russian response : Sanctions against individuals are not likely to scare the Russian leadership. In fact, the Kremlin might even profit from these sanctions – they can assist the current state policy of trying to bring Russian money and Russian businesses back to Russia. If the United Kingdom is no longer perceived as a safe haven for Russian fat cats, the cosmopolitan faction of the Russian economic elite might be forced to seek protection back home. However, a new level of EU sectoral sanctions against Russia, affecting finances,...


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