Search: Russia,Sanctions (180 materials)


Don’t Expect Sanctions to Stop Nord Stream II

... relations he initially had pursued with Russiagate now losing its appeal. With this freedom to maneuver, dropping sanctions against NS2 can potentially be used as a bargaining chip. For Russia, the crux of the issue lies in the bipartisan support for the sanctions. Russia should adhere to its current strategic plans and not rely on a favorable outcome in the election for their removal. Even so, the election period itself is unlikely to bring any sharp-pointed tools with the potential to terminate the project, as ...


Is China Following Russia's Footsteps by Dealing With the EU as an Outcast?

... Donbass. Russia was repeatedly criticized over its “failure to implement the Minsk agreement.” Danil Bochkov: China Replacing Russia as the Boogeyman in the U.S. Presidential Campaign: Implications for Russia-China Relations The EU annually extended sanctions against Russia, with a recent update in 2019. In early 2019 Moscow also came under a new wave of EU sanction s in connection with the poisoning of S. Skripal in 2018. The EU and Russia came to odds over the Syrian issue, with the former “always bow down ...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... how to provide aid to Syria did not help — the country’s additional needs totalled USD 385 million, according to the May 7 briefing of UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric . Damascus had to be content with donor deliveries from China, India and Russia. The sanctions took away the competitive edge of the local products due to high prices on energy, diesel fuel and gas and the shortage of raw materials and skilled labour, which played into the hands of commercial monopolies. The pandemic nullified the government’s ...


How US “Caesar Act” Will Affect the Situation in Syria and Moscow’s Policy

... Syria’s survival depends on the government’s ability to adapt to new sanctions, establish order in its own economy while preserving contacts with the regional and external players. In Syria, Moscow is facing growing financial and economic challenges. Russian companies that already under sanctions continue their work. But there are many restrictions on the Russian business. The major companies continue to comply with the US sanctions and do not risk engaging with the Syrian market. So, Moscow is currently focusing on maintaining the necessary ...


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

... economic sanctions against Russian entities. This led to the further aggravation of already sour ties undermined by the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. As an act of reprisal for Moscow’s alleged meddling into the conflict, U.S. Congress initiated new economic sanctions. Russia became what can be regarded as a boogeyman to be reprimanded for whatever misfortune happens — be it ex-spy Sergei Skripal’s poisoning in 2018 or Russia’s alleged bombings of peaceful residents in eastern Aleppo . Russia got blamed for everything,...


The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

... that Damascus is ready for constructive dialog with humanitarians, including on the topic of cross-line delivery within the country. Given that the only remaining border-crossing Bab al-Hawa will be functional just for one year, the UN, together with Russia, Turkey, the U.S. and Europe, should start discussions on ways to deliver humanitarian aid once the crossing is no longer functional. Elena Dovgan: The Impact of Sanctions on Human Rights It seems that Moscow is going to push for closer engagement with the Syrian government, which will be opposed by the U.S. and Europeans. They have their own legitimate concerns about working with the Syrian government, which ...


Britain Learns to Apply Sanctions

... sanctions rules to the British legislation. On June 25, for instance Britain adopted a resolution on sanctions against Somalia , and on June 18 on sanctions against Lebanon , Bosnia and Herzegovina , as well as Nicaragua . A document of a like nature on sanctions against Russia was drafted back on April 10, 2019. And in June 2020, the British Treasury upgraded it. Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020. RIAC Report The document on human rights signed by Dominic Raab is different from the above because it introduces ...


The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

... and China will be cautious about arms sales, as well as quite reluctant to confront the US. Moscow and Beijing know that the US is sensitive to this issue, and even if the arms embargo is lifted, the US will apply unilateral sanctions. Violating these sanctions, thus, would be highly costly for Russia and China. Therefore, they will not jeopardize their interests by engaging with Iran and confronting the US. Simultaneously, some interests, including strengthening of balance, increasing chips' bargaining against the US, and taking advantage of ...


Recommendations for American Policy and Priorities Towards Russia

... they actively reduce life expectancy through, for example, constraining access to medicine. This would suggest that sanctionary warfare's policy contradicts America's concurrent mission to be a force for good in the world. However, when it comes to Russia, sanctions haven't just failed — they have been counterproductive to winning friends and influence inside Russia. By truncating its GDP growth and the prospects of much-needed wage growth, sanctions have gradually hurt ordinary Russians than Russia's ...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

... 115 – August 2, 2017. URL: lviii . U.S. Treasury. ‘CAATSA Section 242 Report on Russian Sanctions’, 2018. URL: i . U.S. Department of State. ‘Views of the Administration Regarding the Amendment in the Nature of Substitute (ANS) to S.482 Defensing American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019 (Daska)’, 2019. URL: https://www.documentcloud....


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