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The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

Individual exemptions will have no effect without significant systemic changes introduced at least for the period of the pandemic The COVID-19 epidemic has sparked a discussion about the possible suspension of economic sanctions. UN Secretary-General António Guterres is among those calling for such a step to be taken. Indeed, the virus is now spreading globally, and developed countries are suffering tremendous losses. States placed under sanctions face even greater ...


Sanctions and Financial Crime: Together or Apart?

In a worst-case scenario, the Americans’ excessive use of sanctions and other measures for political purposes will make anarchy an attractive means to preserve sovereignty The American federal law PL 115-44 (CAATSA) is well-known in Russia. It is associated with the codification of a large array of sanctions ...


Addressing Unresolved Challenges in U.S.-Russia Relations

... or otherwise accelerate the drift toward confrontation have received less attention in the bilateral U.S.-Russia context. The group identified the strategic competition in the Western Balkans, the future of the nuclear non- proliferation regime, and sanctions as areas that could significantly impact U.S.-Russia relations in the future, but where Washington and Moscow lack clarity about one another’s intentions and about the potential unanticipated consequences of their current approaches. Over ...


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

On February 26, 2020, Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation (FRI) held a round table discussion on sanctions against Russia: risk structure and countermeasures On February 26, 2020, Financial Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation (FRI) held a round table discussion on sanctions against Russia: risk structure and ...


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...


Russia’s Position on the US–Iran Confrontation. Watching from the Sidelines

... policy of “maximum pressure” against Iran, failed to capture explicit support even from the American allies. The EU trio “E3” (the UK, France, Germany) remained politically committed to the “Nuclear Deal”. Nevertheless, in obedience to US sanctions, E3 showed their inability to oppose the United States or lobby for a solution which would satisfy Brussels. With the re-imposition of large-scale US economic sanctions, including the secondary sanctions initiated by the Office of Foreign Assets ...


Trade War and Sanctions: An Illusory Link

The risk of sanctions will persist regardless of success in resolving the trade war The signing of the first package of documents within the framework of a trade agreement between China and the United States was a serious step towards a ceasefire in the trade war ...


International Security Implications of the US-Russia Contention Over the Nord Stream 2

... pipeline gas from Russia, its export may find itself limited only to the markets of the Asia-Pacific Region and Latin America with only a marginal proportion going to Europe. That explains the rationale behind some non-market restrictive measures, or sanctions, which serve as an instrument to sideline the competitor and politically facilitate American LNG flows toward Europe. President Trump and high officials of his administration expressed on various occasions their opinions on the North Stream ...


Drilling at Gunpoint: EU Sanctions on Turkey

... on Turkey’s oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) is about to complete its package of sanctions against Turkey. It is compiling a list of individuals and companies on which restrictions will be imposed. Ivan Timofeev: US Sanctions Against Turkey: Zero Escalations The Council of the EU adopted a decision on sanctions against Turkey on ...


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