Search: West,Sanctions (26 materials)


Is It Possible to Lift Sanctions Against Russia? — No

... most part, will not be lifted even in the event of a ceasefire in Ukraine and a peace agreement. There will be no return to "pre-February normality". Instead of remembering a lost past, we will have to focus on creating a new future in which Western sanctions remain a constant variable. Why is the lifting of Western sanctions on Russia extremely unlikely? There are several reasons. Ivan Timofeev: The Policy of Sanctions and the Golden Horde Legacy The first reason is the complexity of the conflict ...


Russia’s Approach to Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Syria

... an internationally recognized terrorist organization, is still in control of Idlib. It has usurped authority, manipulating humanitarian aid that flows into the province. Russia blames the co-sponsors of res. 2585 for accepting the status quo in northwestern Syria. 4. The U.S. and the EU have imposed unilateral sanctions on Syria, which significantly hinders humanitarian aid deliveries, early recovery and post-conflict reconstruction. 5. The U.S. illegal military presence in northeastern Syria and the U.S. General License 22 (issued on May 12, 2022) exempting ...


Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia”

... shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy and “blue hydrogen” (producing hydrogen from Russia’s gas, and then sequestering the CO 2 ). Ivan Timofeev: The US Confiscation Policy According to the recent IMF working paper and statements , the West has imposed unprecedented financial sanctions against Russia, while this bears the risk of eroding the dominance of the U.S. dollar as the Ukraine conflict could cause more fragmentation in global financial system. Would you agree with that assumption as Russia, China, India, Saudi Arabia,...


End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... the US will lose Cold War 2, and for the same reasons: Economic and social depletion. The situation of the EU countries will be similar, though less pronounced. 5. Russia has long been a permanent and priority target of Western economic sanctions. And Western sanctions have now got as bad as they can be. Pressure will cease to increase, because it can be no worse. Russia already buys nearly nothing from the West—neither technology, food, or consumption goods. For a couple of years, the West will still have ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

... to negotiating a moratorium on NATO enlargement or other options for legally-binding guarantees of Russian security. Alexander Yermakov: A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question 5. Russia has long been a permanent and priority target of Western economic sanctions. Sanction pressure is expected to augment, gradually but steadily. It will take a long time to get rid of the existing dependence on Russian supplies, hydrocarbons primarily—but the West will hardly step away from this path. The abandonment ...


A New Sino-Russian Entente? Limits of Cooperation on Ukraine and Beyond

... about future Sino-Russian cooperation has run rampant . Much of this has to do with the current crisis over Ukraine, with commentaries warning that Chinese backing could embolden Russia into military action by shielding it from the consequences of Western sanctions, thus removing a powerful deterrent. Others have warned against a further spillover, arguing that a U.S.-Russian confrontation over Ukraine might even encourage China to pursue military reunification with Taiwan. Such extreme scenarios are ...


Online Meeting with a Group of International Sberbank Partner Investors

... investment funds, partners of Sberbank. In the course of the meeting Andrey Kortunov highlighted the state and prospects for Russia's relations with the United States, the European Union, China, and post-Soviet neighbors. Other topics included possible new Western sanctions against Russia, options for resolving crisis situations in various regions of the world, and the limits of the current de-globalization of the world economy and politics. The discussion was moderated by Yaroslav Lisovolik, RIAC Member, Senior ...


RIAC at MGIMO Forum “Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West

... MGIMO of the Foreign Ministry of Russia hosted the forum “Values ​​and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”. The event was organized by MGIMO in cooperation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Gerda Henkel Stiftung) and King’s ... ... the countries have major disagreements. The session on “The Role of Values ​​and Interests in Reviving the Policy of Sanctions and Trade Wars in the 21st Century” was organized within the framework of the forum. The session was moderated by ...


Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... create a new position from which he could still exercise power. But if he stays in power too long, Russia could become like the late Soviet Union – a system unable to renew itself. In foreign policy, Putin has had a number of successes, and when the West has pushed back, for example by imposing sanctions after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, his regime has used the external pressure as a unifying force at home. He has regained some of the influence in international affairs that Moscow lost when the Soviet Union broke up. He has engaged with ...


The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.


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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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