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Ukrainian Crisis. Who Has the Upper Hand?

... Rashomon: How Tokyo’s Policy Will Shape Security in the Asia-Pacific The beneficiaries of the new phase of the Ukrainian crisis will also include a number of countries that are currently under heavy US sanctions. First and foremost, these include Venezuela and Iran. Washington may very well pursue at least a partial reduction in sanctions pressure in order to compensate for losses in the market resulting from the ban on Russian oil imports. With regard to Venezuela, the easing of sanctions is ...


International Crisis Group Discusses Political Crisis in Venezuela

On January 19, 2021, International Crisis Group (ICG) held an expert discussion on the current socio-economic situation within the political crisis in Venezuela and the prospects for national reconciliation in the country. On January 19, 2021, International Crisis Group (ICG) held an expert discussion on the current socio-economic situation within the political crisis in Venezuela and the prospects ...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

... States, Democratic candidate Joe Biden spoke about this as well [ vii ]. The US administration promptly released a list of exceptions to its sanctions, many of which were in place long before the pandemic. They concern Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela and Russia [ viii ]. A joint US-Swiss relief supply channel for Iran has become operational [ ix ]. We saw the first transactions based on INSTEX, a long-awaited channel for humanitarian transactions with Iran created by Great Britain, France ...


The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

... been registered in Syria, a country that is in a state of war. The strict oil embargo has resulted in a shortage of petrol, which is needed by both the military and medics. Cuba has faced fuel shortages as a result of a U.S.-led embargo for years now. Venezuela and a number of other countries have yet to feel the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic, but doctors and the population will likewise be hit hard. The most stable situation right now is in Russia, where the safety margin is greater, and sanctions ...


A New Twist in the Spanish Approach to Politics in Venezuela: Podemos in the Spanish Government

The Spanish government has projected an image of chaos and confusion During the last pseudo-legislature in Spain, the position that had been maintained by the Spanish government towards Venezuela and its government was not too far from the quasi-common position that was established at the European level. After the entry of Podemos , a far-left party, into the Spanish government, the Spanish narrative towards the Latin American country ...


Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... on its rise. If one looks at U.S. bilateral relations with other countries, the overall picture seems the same. The United States is very inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, where actions change and fluctuate in accordance with the situation at hand, but more a proof of cluelessness ...


China’s Energy Policy: Flexible, but Unshakeable

China’s flexible energy policy and the US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela In the last few years, China’s energy policy has changed radically owing to both the changed priorities in domestic policy and sharp bifurcations in the international situation. As the growth pace of the national economy slowed down, China’s ...


The Biggest Problem is to Be Caught Deliberately Violating Sanctions

The PDVSA case raises important questions concerning Russian banks’ strategy regarding U.S. sanctions In terms of sanctions, February was significant due to reports about certain ties between Russia’s Gazprombank and PDVSA, Venezuela’s monopolist in oil production. On February 10, Gazprombank refuted a report by Reuters that PDVSA’s banking accounts had been transferred to the Russian lending institution. Later, Reuters shared insider information that Gazprombank had ...


Venezuela: US Regime Change Operation Falters

Venezuela is a tougher nut to crack The US-led regime change operation in Venezuela formally began with a bang, on 23 January 2019 in Caracas, when self-declared Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, who had come out of obscurity a few months earlier, declared ...


The Sanctions Will Grow in Size and Intensity

... pleases, should U.S. officials spot something they do not like. But this is of little concern to foreign businesses. The companies are operating, supplying their products and remaining on the production chains. Ivan Timofeev: Are US Sanctions Against Venezuela a Regime C Despite all this, it would be premature to consider this event a change in the sanctions policy against Russia. The sanctions will grow in size and intensity. Moscow and Washington are a long way from resolving their key contradictions....


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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  
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