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Russia-Canada Relations in a Period of Crisis, 2014-2020

Despite the sanctions and accusatory rhetoric from politicians on both sides, ‘niche cooperation’ between the two countries is still possible in areas of common interest Introduction Political relations between Russia and Canada from 2014 to 2020 show that ...


Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

... countries need to increase youth exchanges and raise awareness about the culture, history and society of each other. Zhao Huasheng, Andrey Kortunov: The Coming Bipolarity and Its Implications: Views from China and Russia Europe and the US have ratcheted up sanctions on Russia and China over human rights, but avoided economic sanctions comparatively. Are these sanctions a show of their hegemony? Some Russian scholars believe the sanctions will be a new normal in Russia and China's relations with the West....


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...


BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth

... Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was a rather dangerous step. Structural imbalances in the world economy are yet to be overcome. A serious threat to global economic growth is posed by such unfair competition practices as unilateral economic sanctions, trade wars and flagrant abuse of the US dollar status as the world reserve currency. The international community is yet to find effective responses to a whole number of critical challenges of our time – from terrorism to climate change. It ...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

... the country’s economic prosperity. Donald Trump, on the contrary, views the Iran deal as a giant misstep by the Obama Administration. In his opinion, his predecessor both missed the opportunity to curb Iran’s policies in the region and helped lift sanctions from a state that the United States has recognized as the principal global sponsor of terrorism. Consequently, after many promises, the United States withdrew unilaterally from the JCPOA in 2018 and then resumed the regime of harsh sanctions ...


Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

... for the members of these “blocks”, it often happens not for reasons of principle, but as part of diplomatic maneuvering and deterrence. This is especially clear when discussing the promotion of the diplomatic process in relation to the DPRK and on sanctions issues. The United States seeks to increase pressure on the DPRK, considering it the only way to force Pyongyang to act for the benefit of Washington. China and Russia are counteracting, considering it necessary to mitigate the UN sanctions ...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked. The incidents occurred against the backdrop of another exacerbation in U.S.–Iran relations and the United States imposing more sanctions on Tehran. Nobody has claimed responsibility for either of the incidents. As is often the case today, it has not been possible to identify the perpetrators, and military experts are still debating the weapons used in each attack. Without any ...


Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting Itself

... production. This means that there will be an automatic hike in costs for Minsk, which has included export duties from the resale of Russian oil in its budget revenues in recent years. The parties thus far have failed to settle the issue. The international sanctions against Russia, which are designed in such a way that they hot the country’s trade and economic relations with its allies, are a significant factor in bilateral relations. The counter-sanctions imposed by Russia against the European Union ...


Firewood and Coal: U.S.–Russia Relations without Mueller

... fresh wood for the fire. RIAC-CSIS Report “Key Challenges in U.S.-Russian Relations: Are Collaborative Approaches Possible?” We should not expect any changes in Washington’s stance on Moscow. Trump and his administration have set the tone for the sanctions policy. The notions of “hostile politics” and “interference in the affairs of allies” are gaining momentum. Mueller will not be there. This means that the facts can be interpreted in a number of ways, replacing the American plotlines ...


Mueller Report: A Reason for Optimism

... mid-term elections in November 2018, although the thesis about the “inevitability” of such interference on the eve of the elections was virtually unquestioned in Washington. Second, last year's most gloomy forecasts about the new round of American sanctions against Russia did not materialise. At least for the time being, the White House is seeking to avoid a hasty and irresponsible escalation that could damage not only Vladimir Putin personally, but also the global financial and economic system ...


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