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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 and other measures related to the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Syria, Russian influence in Europe and Eurasia, etc. The part of the law which resonates the most is that which specifies provisions against “Russian oligarchs”. At one ...


Addressing Unresolved Challenges in U.S.-Russia Relations

... two sides to reach agreement on other issues. It is particularly affected by secondary sanctions and by the willingness of the European Union (a much more important economic partner) to go along with the United States. The biggest difficulty with U.S.-Russia sanctions policy stems from the fact that the sanctions are muddled and strategically incoherent, with unclear goals and off-ramps, because they were instituted in response to different issues and became calcified. Sanctions legislation was designed primarily ...


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

... round table, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, made a presentation of the report on sanctions against Russia: approaches to analysis and risk structure for the economy, in which he touched upon the problems of risk assessment and the impact of sanctions on Russia's economy. Then Yury Kuznetsov, Leading Researcher at FRI Center for Financial Policy, presented a report on financial transfer mechanism of sanctions and the possibilities to counter it, which outlined the existing mechanisms for the transfer ...


What Opportunities are Opening up for Russia against the Backdrop of the Tech War between the U.S. and China?

... 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 Studies (CCEIS) ...


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

... the Persian Gulf and would lead to vulnerable oil price. But it would be a just Iranian response to the unfair and stifling US sanctions, at least perceived as such by Iran. Nevertheless, for Iran itself, the Strait of Hormuz is—to use the words of the ... ... companies of alternative ways of oil transportation and naval escort to tankers, which has a negative impact on the market. Russia: watching from the sidelines Andrey Kortunov: The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action For Russia,...


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

... Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the ongoing military buildup on the NATO’s Eastern flank. Thirdly, the recurrent difficulties in involving Europeans into sustainable and smooth economic partnership in the gas sector, as well as the American sanctions which could eventually apply to any additional lines to the Russia-sponsored pipelines in Europe, incentivize Russia to reconsider the geometry of its energy export routes. The deliveries of Siberian gas to China in the amount exceeding 1 trillion cubic meters in 30 years began via a new trunkline — ‘the Power ...


The SWIFT System: A Focus on the U.S.–Russia Financial Confrontation

..., Почта банк, Крайинвестбанк, РНКБ Банк, МСП Банк, Росгосстрах Банк, Росэксимбанк, Дальневосточный Банк, ОИКБ «Русь», Новикомбанк. 13 . Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials, Members Of The Russian Leadership’s Inner Circle, And An Entity For Involvement In The Situation In Ukraine 14 . The seven banks include the Moscow Bank, VTB ...


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

... This has further scope to improve next year with potential progress on the Russia-Ukraine settlement or the related discussion on the relaxation of the EU sanctions pressure coming on the back of the headway in the Minsk process. On the other hand the sanctions rhetoric may well be reignited closer to US presidential elections (Russia’s meddling in the electoral process being one of the possible themes yet again), oil price decline on the back of weak demand and rising supply, as well as lingering concerns with respect to the global economic slowdown. On the latter point, ...


Sanctions Against Russia: DASKA Takes Heat from State Department Lawyers

... Moreover, the sanctions were not lifted even after Ukrainian sailors and ships were returned to Ukraine. This precedent fits into the argumentation of the Bureau of Legislative Affairs quite well). Major economic damage to US allies from imposing more sanctions on Russia will significantly undermine the unity of the sanction coalition and consistency of US and EU restriction measures. (All the more so as there has already been a noticeable imbalance in the actions of the United States and the EU. Since late 2016,...


Sanctioning the Pipelines: Implications for Russia, the EU and the U.S.

... concern with the position of Berlin, which has repeatedly manifested its discontent with any U.S. interference in the NS2. Ivan Timofeev: Europe Under Fire from US Secondary Sanctions For the whole 2019, Congress has been debating legislation to make sanctions against Russian pipeline projects mandatory or at least more obligatory for the Administration. Finally, Congress fixed them as a part of NDAA for the 2020 fiscal year ( sec. 7503 ). Now, the executives shall submit regular reports on companies and individuals ...


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