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RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... Russia-the U.S. relations. The meeting was part of a long-term bilateral project conducted jointly by RIAC and CSIS since 2015. The discussion focused on the situation in the Western Balkans, challenges of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. sanctions against Russia, prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the presidential elections in the USA in November 2020. Russian side at the meeting was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, as well as experts Maxim Samorukov and Julia Roknifard ...


Reducing Risks and Cutting Costs: The Art of Confrontation Management

... in and around Ukraine. Andrey Kortunov: Europe’s Greens as Future Strategic Partners of Russia Second, assuming that there is visible progress in implementing the Minsk agreements, there might be an opportunity to modify the EU’s mechanism for Russian sanctions. This is not to say that Brussels should consider a complete lifting of sanctions. Nevertheless, sanctions usually only work if the side imposing sanctions can expeditiously react to even minor changes in the behavior of the side against which ...


Will Russia Reinforce Iraq's Air Defenses?

... reinforcement of its air defense systems is taking on new meaning in Iraq. However, if Baghdad is serious about purchasing Russian air defense systems, several issues should be considered. First and foremost, Iraq would have to pay an immense political cost, as Russian missiles are subject to US sanctions. The contract on the S-400 or even S-300 (both systems are produced by the company Almaz-Antey) may expose Iraq to such sanctions. That said, the threat of sanctions did not prevent China, Turkey or India from buying the weapons. Russia, in ...


R6 — the Case for a New Global Currency Basket

... concern for the custodian of the global reserve currency. New World Begets a New Bank As a default mode, China should also beware that “the sanctioned objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.” In other words, China may also be a subject to sanctions at one point partially or fully. Tristan Kenderdine: US–Iran Conflict Would Strengthen China’s Position in the Middle East China, Russia, India, Brazil, and South Africa are the founding members of the New Development Bank . NDB’s 2017–2021 general strategy clearly highlights the bank’s commitment and intention to be new in three areas: 1) new relationships; 2) new projects ...


Short Letter vs. Long Telegram: US Ambassador Huntsman Departs Moscow

... INF Treaty and the prospect of further loss of arms control mechanisms. And yet, Russia and the United States have avoided drawing the iron curtain. The most important issues continue to be discussed at the expert level. Businesses have suffered from sanctions and economic difficulties in Russia, but there has not been a precipitous decline in commercial relations. Direct personal interaction between Russians and Americans remains robust, although it was affected by a shortage of personnel in consular services. Jon Huntsman succinctly ...


Exploring the Implications of the Second Round of ‘Chemical Sanctions

... and Amendment of Executive Order 12851.” Media outside Russia were quick to label the move as a second round of sanctions against Russia over the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Skripal case. What is this all about, specifically, and what new sanctions could Russia face? Trump’s executive order was preceded by a letter from congressmen Eliot Engel (D) and Michael McCaul (R) expressing deep concern over the absence of a second round of sanctions against Russia in the Skripal case. The first round was introduced ...


US Withdrawal From the JCPOA and Anti-Iranian Sanctions: Pros and Cons

... the new political system will look like. Will Washington be able to keep this process under its control? Or maybe the regime that emerges will be much more hostile and impulsive? Ignoring these risks can have dire consequences. In any case, the new sanctions war against Iran has been unleashed, and there is no way of stopping it. Author: Ivan Timofeev is Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). First published in Valdai Discussion Club .


Sherman Amendment: Tilting at Windmills?

... by Brad Sherman (D), is to prohibit buying of the Russian sovereign debt in retaliation for meddling in US elections. Many Russian media outlets carried alarmist or even panicky headlines. Indeed, the amendment is far from being good news, like any sanctions against Russia. However, what matters here are details and a sober-minded attitude. Ivan Timofeev: Firewood and Coal: U.S.–Russia Relations without Mueller First of all, the fact that the US Congress adopts sanctions and other major initiatives by amending ...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... incidents occurred against the backdrop of another exacerbation in U.S.–Iran relations and the United States imposing more sanctions on Tehran. Nobody has claimed responsibility for either of the incidents. As is often the case today, it has not been ... ... pass through the Strait of Hormuz daily, not to mention liquefied natural gas from Qatar, the world’s second-largest (after Russia) exporter of natural gas. Multiple predictions were made concerning the possible consequences that blocking the Strait ...


Ivan Timofeev at Financial Services Volunteer Corps Symposium

On June 30 – July 2, 2019, St. Petersburg hosted a regular annual symposium of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. On June 30 – July 2, 2019, St. Petersburg hosted a regular annual symposium of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Program Director, attended the symposium. The discussion focused on the issues of global economy, political relations between the great powers, and global socio-economic trends.


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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