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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 ...


America’s Polyphonic Russian Policy

... units bring together experts from across TFI in charge of various policy areas. Seven priority areas were identified: North Korea, Russia, ISIS (banned in Russia), Iran, cryptocurrency, and human rights and corruption. What this means is that the SIU on Russia will include experts on sanctions, financial crime, intelligence units, etc. The creation of SIUs can be viewed as an attempt to better coordinate efforts by various units, which is a logical step for any major agency. At the same time, these SIUs could make it easier to carry ...


Five Years of the Sanctions Troika

The sanctions will be extended regardless of who sits in the White House Ivan Timofeev, Vladimir Morozov: Sanctions against Russia: 2018 Review and Forecast for 2019 US President Donald Trump has extended Executive Order #13660 of 6 March 2014, titled “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.” The document was signed by Barack Obama ...


The Biggest Problem is to Be Caught Deliberately Violating Sanctions

... this report, but it was refuted by PDVSA itself. Ivan Timofeev: Sanctions Against Syria: Taking Aim at Russia This development might appear to be of secondary importance compared to the sensational proposals U.S. senators put forward with draconian sanctions against Russia or compared to the EU’s decision on the “chemicals package.” However, it raises important questions concerning Russian banks’ strategy regarding the U.S. sanctions. In January, PDVSA was put on the U.S. SDN List . This means that any company ...


Sanctions Against Syria: Taking Aim at Russia

... Representatives and be signed into law by the President. More likely than not, it will be accepted in its present wording. For Russian public and private companies it is of importance from the point of view of its further codification of anti-Syria sanctions. Russia has consistently supported the government forces and is Syria’s crucial long-term partner in terms of its rebuilding as well as its economic development. To some extent, the bill enhances the sanction risks for them but will do little to change ...


Russia’s Huawei 5G Conundrum

How does Russia ensure its national security interests? The action being taken by various governments to limit the involvement of China’s Huawei in the provision of equipment for 5G has brought into sharp-focus an issue that has been around for some time,...


The Sanctions Will Grow in Size and Intensity

... companies are operating, supplying their products and remaining on the production chains. Ivan Timofeev: Are US Sanctions Against Venezuela a Regime C Despite all this, it would be premature to consider this event a change in the sanctions policy against Russia. The sanctions will grow in size and intensity. Moscow and Washington are a long way from resolving their key contradictions. The political reasons for the sanctions remain, and there are no safety mechanisms in place in the event that new problems should ...


Sanctions against Russia: 2018 Review and Forecast for 2019

... “perpetual”. Scenario 1 is considered as the basic one, in the event the political situation worsens. Scenario 3 is totally unrealistic for 2019 in practical terms after the incident in the Sea of Azov. Finally, another important area is the impact of sanctions on Russia’s partnership with third countries. We anticipate strengthening of the dualistic approach. The official government of China, India, and other countries will strengthen political dialog and interaction among stateowned companies. Steps will be ...


Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... thinking about his successor. He could find a trusted individual to take over as president; change the Russian Constitution to allow himself to run again; or create a new position from which he could still exercise power. But if he stays in power too long, Russia could become like the late Soviet Union – a system unable to renew itself. In foreign policy, Putin has had a number of successes, and when the West has pushed back, for example by imposing sanctions after the annexation of Crimea in 2014, his regime has used the external pressure as a unifying force at home. He has regained some of the influence in international affairs that Moscow lost when the Soviet Union broke up. He has engaged with ...


Russia-Japan Dialogue: The Sanctions Factor

... resolution of the territorial issue. The main problem is the exterritorial character of the US sanctions. Even if the Japanese government uses a moderate sanctions policy vis-à-vis Moscow, Japanese companies are unlikely to engage in active business in Russia’s sanctions-hit sectors for fear of US fines and a possibility of losing the US market. In other words, the sanctions seriously devalue the idea of a compromise on the islands in exchange for investment and a new level of relations. Tokyo, too, will find ...


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  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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