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US Administration v. China

... new competition of large players Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 epidemic, an escalation of US claims against the People’s Republic of China has become a familiar news background. A series of bills has appeared in the US Congress, imposing sanctions against Chinese officials and organisations, whom the Americans are holding responsible for censoring medical information and untimely measures to counter the virus. At the same time, US demands are also growing louder in connection with alleged ...


USA vs. the International Criminal Court

... “Afghan dossier” of the ICC US President Donald Trump signed an executive order “ On Blocking Property Of Certain Persons Associated With The International Criminal Court ”. In other words, a legal mechanism has been introduced for imposing sanctions against employees of a large international organisation and related persons. Why has this decision emerged from the experience of the sanctions policy, and where will it lead? President Trump’s executive order introduces a national emergency ...


A New Stage in the U.S.–China Tech War: Huawei and Other U.S. Targets

... Huawei was quick to assure everyone that it would cope just fine during the new crisis, even the company’s management was forced to admit the severity of the blow On May 15, 2020, exactly one year after the United States launched its full-scale sanctions war on Huawei , the U.S. Department of Commerce unveiled new restrictions against the Chinese electronics giant. Starting from September 2020, companies will not be allowed to use U.S. technology and software to develop chips for Huawei or ...


RIAC Presents the 2nd Edition of Anthology Sanctions Policy: Goals, Strategies, Tools

Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the support of Nexus Eurasia, prepared the 2nd edition of the anthology Sanctions Policy: Goals, Strategies, Tools. Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the support of Nexus Eurasia , prepared the 2nd edition of the anthology Sanctions Policy: Goals, Strategies, Tools. The new edition includes additional ...


The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... Organisation had no information about Huthi-controlled areas of Yemen, including the number of COVID-19 cases. Overcrowded city centres, prisons and camps for refugees and displaced persons are seen as the source of the infection. Ivan Timofeev: The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives Syria is a special case in the general picture of Middle Eastern conflicts amid the coronavirus pandemic. The outcome of the internal confrontation will have far-reaching consequences. If compromise solutions are found, a settled ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Executive Summary — The report asesses the risks of sanctions against Russia over the year. — By 2020, the use of sanctions against Russia had gained much more stability compared to previous years. The damage caused by the new restrictive measures can be considered limited. The key issue is whether the ...


COVID-19: US Congress vs. China

... epidemic. The Trump administration has taken a tough stance against Beijing, blaming China for a significant share of the damage caused by the epidemic. However, so far it has not made any concrete moves. Such moves are most likely to include economic sanctions against individual citizens of the PRC who are associated with government entities or organisations the Americans deem responsible for the spread of COVID-19. Anti-Chinese sentiment is growing in Congress, which may push the administration to ...


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 ...


Missouri vs. China: Toward a New Crusade?

... confrontation is the election campaign in the United States. The question of punishing China for COVID-19 will be one of its key factors. Republicans have already tried to seize the initiative. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz introduced the first related sanctions bill against China (“Ending Medical Censorship and Cover Ups in China Act of 2020.”). Ratifying a bill into law is a complex and often lengthy process. If it becomes law, the document will oblige the US president to identify a circle of ...


Russia Doubles Down on Iraq Despite COVID-19

... systems. Yet it is premature to get to specifics. So as I said before, if we receive the request from Iraq, we will work on it.” It also remains to be seen whether the two sides will cut a deal that entails different regional risks and could invite US sanctions. Besides, implementation would require a stable government in Baghdad. As snap parliamentary elections are possible in Iraq, serious discussions about military and technical cooperation may be postponed until a new government has been formed....


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