Search: Sanctions,USA,European Union (26 materials)

 

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

... high political level, involving leaders of Germany, Russia, the United States and the European Union. The polemic around the Nord Stream 2 takes place in a particular context... ... impact strategic security relations in a triangle formed by Russia, the EU and the USA. On the one hand, the developments around the Nord Stream 2 are quite similar to... ... Europe. That explains the rationale behind some non-market restrictive measures, or sanctions, which serve as an instrument to sideline the competitor and politically facilitate...

05.02.2020

Drilling at Gunpoint: EU Sanctions on Turkey

... on Turkey’s oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) is about to complete its package of sanctions against Turkey. It is compiling a list of individuals and companies on which restrictions will be imposed. Ivan Timofeev: US Sanctions Against Turkey: Zero Escalations The Council of the EU adopted a decision on sanctions against Turkey on ...

05.02.2020

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

The key question is, would these sanctions really work and would Europeans abide by the U.S. restrictions? Russian energy export pipelines have been a potential ... ... preserve a considerable part of its gas transit via Ukraine — this has been one of the key demands to support the project. The European Union has never invited the U.S. to protect them from the NS2, though there was a heated debate inside the EU. Apparently,...

24.12.2019

A Bumper Year for OFAC

... Beijing, Moscow and other capitals are increasingly unhappy about the US free-wheeling One of the major achievements of 2019 was the US Department of the Treasury’s truly monumental efforts to collect fines from foreign businesses for breaching US sanctions. Such fines have long become an irritating risk. Although big fines worth several hundred million or even several billion US dollars are still few and far between, the very fact that businesses have to be involved in US official enquiries is ...

23.12.2019

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

The new sanctions war against Iran has been unleashed, and there is no way of stopping it Sanctions researchers and enforcers are acutely ... ... by the UN Security Council at its 7488th meeting on July 20, 2015 , the deal was drafted with the active contribution of the European Union, as well as the P5 countries. It had special significance for Brussels, considering the EU’s commitment to multilateral ...

26.07.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

Russia should not necessarily wait for the Europeans to join its rebuilding efforts As the United States eyes new sanctions on Syria, Russia increasingly finds it needs to work out solutions that would nonetheless push forward the post-conflict ... ... differences in this area. While Russia sees Syrian reconstruction mainly in terms of rebuilding the damaged physical infrastructure, European Union states link the reconstruction efforts to political transition. Meanwhile in Moscow there are two competing views ...

18.06.2019

Europe Under Fire from US Secondary Sanctions

Special Report for SPIEF-2019 There are several reasons why the European Union is increasingly proactive in applying economic sanctions. First, the EU has emerged as one of the largest global economies with vast technological, industrial, and human resources.... ... rules. The largest fines are usually paid for violations of this kind. Wilful intent, negligence, involvement of management, refusal to come clean, inadequacy of compliance programmes and other factors are seen by the Americans as aggravating circumstances ...

07.06.2019

Sanctions Policy: The ‘European Paradox’

... States and the EU will ensure the status quo Since the end of the Cold War, economic sanctions have increasingly been used by big players as a tool of foreign policy. The... ... Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues The European Union is also showing increasing activity as an initiator of sanctions. There... ... far they’ve done it much less often in comparison with the EU and especially the USA. However, by bypassing the UN, the EU is trying to combine efforts with the United...

20.05.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... 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, ... ... less prone to condemn so-called “destabilizing” activities in the region and is in any case not prepared to establish any causal effect between these matters and the implementation of the JCPOA. However, Russia and Europe do share some obvious common ...

13.05.2019

Anti-Russia Sanctions: A Fall Lull?

Investors are now waiting for November when the Americans are to declare more sanctions over the chemical incidents (Syria and Skripal) After the high-profile events ... ... November midterm elections should be due by mid-December. Taking into account the accusations already made against Russian citizens of interfering with the midterm elections... ... Congress (the DASKAA bill) and by the Administration (based on PL 102-82 of 1991). The European Union could hardly have avoided the new wave of sanctions, especially since...

05.11.2018
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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