Search: Sanctions,Iran (25 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 are losing more and more ground to conservatives and ideologists. The ...


Russia Consolidating Its Position in Iraq Amid Anti-Iran Sanctions

... to 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 ...


Sanctions for the Violation of Sanctions: Businesses on US Treasury Radar

... $5.2 million. The Treasury has identified 87 operations worth more than $1 billion, of which only 0.14%, that is, about $1.5 million, concerned the interests of individuals under sanctions. The individuals had been targeted by the anti-Cuba and anti-Iran sanctions, as well as sanctions involving WMD. As in the case of Societe Generale, the causes were found in bank operations from 2008-2012. The claims included a lack of appropriate screening of foreign counterparties (although the bank had the opportunity ...


Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

... possibility of a broad interpretation of any actions by Russian government and non-governmental agencies, the December report will most likely include the “Russian trace.” It might be diluted with other traditional evil-wishers like China, North Korea and Iran, but the main question is how exactly the sanctions will be calibrated to the scope of the alleged foreign interference identified. Freezing alleged hackers’ assets is one thing, but sectoral sanctions are something else. Another Executive Order, No. 13849 , includes actions aimed at implementing ...


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... 1000 Iranians have been killed, including senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officials. As a result, Tehran has become more open about its casualties and the justification of Iran’s presence in the combat zones. Ivan Timofeev: U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences The reinstatement of sanctions by the United States, as well as the introduction of new restrictions, following President Trump’s decision to renege on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the ...


U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences

... movement of certain Iranian nationals and politicians outside of Iran. The sanctions were toughened both through Congress and through the U.S. Administration. In 2010, Congress tightened the sanctions considerably when it adopted the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (PL 111-195 — CISADA) and introduced amendments to the 1996 Iran Sanctions Act. The new act brought up the entire history of Iran’s “transgressions”: the nuclear developments; the missile programme; ...


DASKAA and the New Anti-Russia Sanctions: Does the US Want Self-Isolation?

... the national economy, Russia is a major power that can adapt to the sanctions and even isolate the Americans as they attempt to stifle their adversary. How can this be done? Ivan Timofeev: A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against Iran First, the new sanctions are mostly a consequence of a domestic political divide and political struggles in the United States itself rather than strictly anything Moscow has done. There have been no fundamental changes in Russian foreign policy, but the sanctions are ...


Prospects Dim for the Nuclear Deal As European Businesses Quit Iran

... required. This might include introducing retaliatory sanctions against American companies if sanctions against European companies are introduced. The EU is not ready for such drastic measures. If history is any guide, it is counter-productive to threat Iran with sanctions and military force: this approach does not work. In recent weeks Washington and Tehran signalized that dialogue is possible, but it is unlikely to be successful. The statements Trump and his team are making towards Iran – including that of ...


RIAC and Fletcher School Work Meeting on «Sanctions against Russia: Escalation Scenarios and Countermeasures»

... the framework of the meeting: current dynamics of the sanctions regime of the Western countries towards Russia and prospects for the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, the issues of the EU-the U.S. relations in connection with the situation around Iran, possible measures and mechanisms for mitigating sanctions, as well as scenarios for the development of foreign policy economic instruments in the U.S., EU, Russia, and China. Leading scientists and experts in the area of international relations, world economy, conflict resolution, as well as representatives ...


A Pyrrhic Victory: the History of the Sanctions War Against Iran

... involvement of Congress in the sanctions policy against Iran. The US again attempted to internationalize this policy by encouraging its allies to join the sanctions. In 1996, the US Congress adopted the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act, which was renamed the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) in 2006 as it no longer applied to Libya. The Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, which amended the ISA, sought to prevent Iran from financing terrorism as well as its own nuclear, chemical, bacteriological ...


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  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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