Search: Sanctions (152 materials)

 

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... rejected the Iranian policies of its predecessors and replaced the latter’s rapprochement approach with increased military, diplomatic and economic pressure on the Islamic Republic. The White House walked out of the JCPOA, introduced new and tough sanctions against Tehran, and started energetically building a broad anti-Iran coalition in the region. As might be expected, this dramatic change in US policy is profoundly impacting the balance of political powers within Iran — reformers and pragmatics ...

13.05.2019

Russia Consolidating Its Position in Iraq Amid Anti-Iran Sanctions

... operate the battle tanks after they had received training from Russian trainers, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. As Abadi put it, Iraqi-Russian ties “remained substantive and they were not influenced by the US.” On a regional scale, the anti-Iran sanctions badly dent Iraq’s possible commercial transactions. Starting from early May, the United States will end its six-month sanctions waivers for oil imports that have allowed eight governments to do business with Iran. Although Iraq does not import ...

13.05.2019

RIAC at MGIMO Forum “Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”

... development of relations between Russia and the EU countries with the US, the key issues on the international agenda, upon which the countries have major disagreements. The session on “The Role of Values ​​and Interests in Reviving the Policy of Sanctions and Trade Wars in the 21st Century” was organized within the framework of the forum. The session was moderated by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs. Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, Sergey Tkachenko, Professor at St....

01.05.2019

The New DETER Bill: Can Sanctions Help Deter Russia?

... of “election interference” will remain salient, though some fatigue has already set in. Most likely, its prominence will abate in the US political conversation, though it will remain on the international agenda. It will also remain tethered to US sanctions on Russia, and sanctions will continue to be viewed as a means of deterring Moscow. In general, taking a hard line on Russia is a winning play for congressmen from both parties. It is essentially a failsafe way to gain political capital, which ...

22.04.2019

Meeting with Executive Vice President for the U.S.–Russia Business Council Randi Levinas

... Business Council (USRBC), visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were touched upon during the meeting with RIAC staff: the current state and future development of Russia-the U.S. economic relations, possible content of new U.S. sanctions against Russia, the role of private sector in restoring cooperation between the two countries. USRBC and RIAC representatives also discussed various promising formats for interaction between the two organizations.

09.04.2019

Firewood and Coal: U.S.–Russia Relations without Mueller

... fresh wood for the fire. RIAC-CSIS Report “Key Challenges in U.S.-Russian Relations: Are Collaborative Approaches Possible?” We should not expect any changes in Washington’s stance on Moscow. Trump and his administration have set the tone for the sanctions policy. The notions of “hostile politics” and “interference in the affairs of allies” are gaining momentum. Mueller will not be there. This means that the facts can be interpreted in a number of ways, replacing the American plotlines ...

01.04.2019

Mueller Report: A Reason for Optimism

... mid-term elections in November 2018, although the thesis about the “inevitability” of such interference on the eve of the elections was virtually unquestioned in Washington. Second, last year's most gloomy forecasts about the new round of American sanctions against Russia did not materialise. At least for the time being, the White House is seeking to avoid a hasty and irresponsible escalation that could damage not only Vladimir Putin personally, but also the global financial and economic system ...

29.03.2019

Discussion "Self-Reliance: a Chimera, Forced Strategy, or Real Opportunities?"

... Affairs" magazine, HSE School of World Economy and International Affairs Research Professor. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, was the key speaker at the session on “Closed World: Development Under External Pressure” with a lecture on “Sanctions and Other Types of Economic War: Degree of Impact on Economic Development, Ways to Minimize Damage”. The meeting was also attended by Nikolay Markotkin, RIAC Media and Government Relations Manager, Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, project ...

28.03.2019

Mueller never heard our side

Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev tells Christiane Amanpour why he thinks the Mueller investigation was biased and "not a fair approach." Russian Senator Konstantin Kosachev tells Christiane Amanpour why he thinks the Mueller investigation was biased and "not a fair approach Source: CNN

27.03.2019

America’s Polyphonic Russian Policy

... singled out the establishment of new components within the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), since one of them will focus on Russia. The creation of a mechanism of this kind can hardly be regarded as a new step in the sanctions policy toward Moscow. Still, the overall attitude toward Russia is becoming increasingly tough and uncompromising, leaving little space for meaningful dialogue. The announcement of new components within TFI was part of a detailed report on its ...

25.03.2019
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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