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Russia-2019: A Summing Up of the Economic Track-Record

... however subsided towards the end of the year as the CBR introduced a series of policy measures designed to keep a lid on consumer credit growth going forward. The external backdrop in 2019 may be categorized as being broadly favourable, given the reduced sanctions pressure, the relatively comfortable level of oil prices (partly on the back of the OPEC+ measures) and increasing inflows into Russia’s financial instruments (both equity and fixed income). This has further scope to improve next year with ...

27.12.2019

Sanctions Against Russia: DASKA Takes Heat from State Department Lawyers

... a topic for discussion has lost much of its former appeal The DASKA (Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act) bill has once again come under scrutiny. It was approved by the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In theory, the sanctions bill “from hell” could be effectively enacted in the future. In reality, there are a number of major obstacles to this, among them, the executive branch’s objections regarding the viability of imposing more restrictions. They carry risks ...

26.12.2019

A Bumper Year for OFAC

... Beijing, Moscow and other capitals are increasingly unhappy about the US free-wheeling One of the major achievements of 2019 was the US Department of the Treasury’s truly monumental efforts to collect fines from foreign businesses for breaching US sanctions. Such fines have long become an irritating risk. Although big fines worth several hundred million or even several billion US dollars are still few and far between, the very fact that businesses have to be involved in US official enquiries is ...

23.12.2019

American King Kong and the Law of the Jungle

... over the years, having lost its former sporting appearance and strength? Of course, in the Pentagon’s budget there is excessive fat, not at all related to national security strengthening. For example, lawmakers obliged the administration to impose sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines - apparently with the aim not to start the lengthy process of negotiating a separate bill. Mikhail Korostikov: Russia Is The Honey Badger Of International Relations But still, most ...

19.12.2019

Where is the Reality in Canada’s Morality Politics: An Appeal for a Thaw in Russian-Canadian Relations

... Sitting down with Russia is question of pragmatism, not appeasement. What is best for Canada globally is best for Canadians at home – especially those living in the North. This does not mean that Canada needs to cease its support of Ukraine, roll back sanctions, or stop denouncing Russian aggression. It means that Canada – alongside Russia – needs to find unique solutions for the more pressing and difficult questions. This implies not just talking, but also listening. Going forward, Canada will ...

04.12.2019

Asia Under Fire of US Sanctions

Containing China has become an agenda in its own right for the United States, increasing the risk of sanctions and China’s retaliation Introduction For quite a long time Asia occupied a special place in international sanctions policy. Most of the restrictive measures were aimed against North Korea. The international community represented by the UN ...

20.11.2019

Russia-India Strategic Partnership: Crisis of Understanding?

... signing the Declaration on Strategic Partnership, and ten years later evolved into a “Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership”. 2018 Outcomes in Brief RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief “Russia – India Cooperation against the Background of Sanctions: Adverse Effects and New Opportunities” Since 2000, the leaders of both nations meet each other annually at Russia-India summits to assess the progress in bilateral cooperation and demonstrate the durability of their partnership. The 19 th ...

18.11.2019

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 ...

13.11.2019

US Sanctions Against Turkey: Zero Escalation

... with respect to Turkey The US withdrawal of military support for the Syrian Kurds and the subsequent operation of the Turkish army have exacerbated relations between Ankara and Washington. As one of the deterrence measures, the US authorities imposed sanctions against three Turkish ministers and two ministries by including them in the Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN List). On the one hand, the measure looked rather painless for the Turkish economy. On the other hand, it ...

25.10.2019
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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