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US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

Moscow believes that for JCPOA talks to be successful, Washington and Tehran must synchronise their concessions: the former unfreezes Iranian assets and lifts sanctions, the latter is gradually returning to the terms of the deal. But will the United States and Iran agree to that? Joseph Biden’s victory in the US election raised hopes for a revision of the American approach to the ...

07.04.2021

EAEU–Iran Trade and Its Prospects

As the most interested parties, Iran and Russia remain the main drivers of Iran’s rapprochement with the EAEU Negotiations on a full-scale free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are planned for the second half of 2021. The success of the current ...

06.04.2021

What to Do with Extraterritorial Sanctions? EU Responses

... in the White House. The EU categorically does not accept US extraterritorial sanctions. Back in 1996, the EU Council approved the so-called “ Blocking Statute ”, designed to protect European businesses from restrictive US measures targeting Cuba, Iran and Libya. For a long time, Washington avoided aggravating relations with the EU, although European companies were subject to hefty fines for violating US sanctions regimes. Ivan Timofeev: The EU as a Significant Initiator of Sanctions The situation ...

04.03.2021

New US Administration Approach to Syria: How Different Could It Be?

Syria will most likely remain part of US regional policies and subordinate to US dealings with Iran, Turkey and Russia With the new US administration in the White House, there are rather lofty expectations about a change in the American Middle East policy in general and towards Syria in particular. Some argue that the US Middle East policy will ...

03.03.2021

RIAC and Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) Workshop on Forthcoming Challenges in the Middle East

The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Mehdi Sanai, IRAS President, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Russia (2013–2019) On February 16, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) held an online workshop on ...

17.02.2021

A State or a Person? Who Are the ‘Smart Sanctions’ Against?

... the international arena, even targeted sanctions will affect state interests When experts and media publications discuss the issue of sanctions, they often say that they are against a particular country. We often hear about sanctions against Russia, Iran, China, or retaliatory measures against the US, EU and other countries. At the same time, given the specifics of modern sanctions, there is an increasingly widespread use of so-called “pin-point”, “targeted” or “smart” sanctions. If in ...

04.02.2021

Biden's Sanctions Policy. The First Steps

... Strategic Rivalry: Prospects for Russian-American Relations in the New US Political Cycle Such targeted measures are routine, quite expected and likely. The Treasury will routinely expand “black lists” in other key areas of the sanctions policy—Iran, North Korea, Cuba, China, as well as functional topics—terrorism, the fight against drug trafficking, human rights, etc. However, all these restrictions are based or will be based on already-existing legal mechanisms. Joe Biden and Congress have ...

02.02.2021

Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... the wider international community. Such a destabilising actor must be contained for the sake of the safety and stability of the Middle East, and it is high time that the US and Russia recognise that it is in their interests to work together and do so. Iran The US and Russia would also benefit from combining their political influence and working to stop Iran from becoming too powerful in the region. Currently the US views Iran as an enemy and as a state sponsor of terrorism, whereas Russia has cooperated ...

01.02.2021

The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus

... Directions Programme of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report RIAC and the Middle East Directions Programme of the EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Report 2020 witnessed the peak of military tensions between the US and Iran since the conclusion of the tanker-war in 1987. The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign and Iran’s resistance/retaliation policy have worked to generate collision points one after another. Despite both sides’ unwillingness to wage ...

28.01.2021

Assessing Iran’s Threat Potential to the UAE

UAE officials have viewed Iran as a danger for many years, which is why Abu Dhabi lobbied the Trump administration to pursue “maximum pressure” against Tehran Iran condemned the United Arab Emirates for signing the Abraham Accords with Israel last August, with Kayhan Daily,...

26.01.2021
 

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