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EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

... to the level prior to the restoration of U.S. sanctions. It was immediately after the nuclear deal became effective and the sanctions against Iran were lifted in 2016 that exports hit a recent-year record high at $2.6 billion. While EAEU 2020 exports ... ... billion. This is significant, as for the previous ten years imports had not exceeded $1 billion. In other words, the Iranian economy benefited significantly more from the establishment of the FTA than the EAEU, at least during the initial stages of the ...


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

... exacerbated relations with the West since 2014 [Afontsev 2015; Bartenev 2018], although the U.S. policy of imposing unilateral restrictions was previously studied as well (see, for instance, [Shakirov 2011]). Russian scholars studied relations between sanctions and the global economy [Simonov 2015] and investigated sanctions as a foreign policy instrument [Baluyev 2014], the effect of sanctions on the Russian economy [Gurvich, Prilepsky 2016], the relations between sanctions and investment in Russian regions [Kuznetsova 2016],...


Russia and South Korea: Ways to Develop Economic Partnership

Policy Brief #33 / 2020 On September 30, 2020, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea celebrated the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. This is a good occasion to look back at the achievements, taking into account miscalculations and problems in bilateral cooperation, as well as to assess the prospects for further collaboration. An objective look at the journey the two countries have travelled over these years shows that the Moscow–Seoul dialogue has demonstrated generally...


Pandemic Amid an Economic Crisis: Challenges for Syria

... aid to Damascus The ninth year of internal armed conflict 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 ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... possibility of non-sanctioned Lebanon acting as an intermediary, suggesting that China invest in the Tripoli port in order to transform it into a “hub” for entry into Syria, moot. The potential of Abkhazia and Crimea, which have already been hit by sanctions, to act as intermediaries is objectively increasing. For instance, the Agreement between the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea and the Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade of the Syrian Arab Republic on Trade and Economic Cooperation as part of plans to create a joint trading house to export grain and industrial products to Syria with payments to be made in roubles, and the Agreement on Cooperation ...


China Replacing Russia as the Boogeyman in the U.S. Presidential Campaign: Implications for Russia-China Relations

... positive agenda as soon as he failed to deliver an efficacious response to the pandemic, which has already put the country's economy at risk of recession with a gloomy long-term economic outlook. Russia can no longer alone serve as a scapegoat for misdoings ... ... U.S. has resorted to a maximum pressure campaign against China. In 2018 a full-scale trade war erupted and was followed by sanctions introduced against the most vital industry for China’s global rise — the hi-tech sector. Huawei and ZTE were swiped ...


Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's Open Letter

... Department of State The United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons The U.S. authorities demand to release the American citizens jailed abroad (…/ ). They are promising to impose sanctions against “guilty governments”, should their compatriots die due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the situation with COVID-19 in the American correctional facilities keeps deteriorating rapidly ( ). Many inmates ...


FRI Round Table on Sanctions against Russia: Risk Structure and Countermeasures

... round table, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, made a presentation of the report on sanctions against Russia: approaches to analysis and risk structure for the economy, in which he touched upon the problems of risk assessment and the impact of sanctions on Russia's economy. Then Yury Kuznetsov, Leading Researcher at FRI Center for Financial Policy, presented a report on financial transfer mechanism of sanctions and the possibilities to counter it, which outlined the existing mechanisms for the transfer of the sanction ...


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...


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