Search: Sanctions,West,Russia (23 materials)


Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia

... shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy and “blue hydrogen” (producing hydrogen from Russia’s gas, and then sequestering the CO 2 ). Ivan Timofeev: The US Confiscation Policy According to the recent IMF working paper and statements , the West has imposed unprecedented financial sanctions against Russia, while this bears the risk of eroding the dominance of the U.S. dollar as the Ukraine conflict could cause more fragmentation in global financial system. Would you agree with that assumption as Russia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey are seeking ...


End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... there should be no doubt, that Beijing has been deeply involved and consulted in Moscow’s planning of the “special military operation” in Ukraine. This level of coordination gives Kremlin the justified confidence that “the World is big” and no sanctions can tip Russia. We already see the contours of the West deeply humiliated and Russia succeeding with it objectives in Ukraine. Like Russia in Europe, China has during the past decades built up the necessary power to act in East Asia, and the decision to resolve the Taiwan issue in a very foreseeable future ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

... current circumstances, it is unlikely that we could return to negotiating a moratorium on NATO enlargement or other options for legally-binding guarantees of Russian security. Alexander Yermakov: A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question 5. Russia has long been a permanent and priority target of Western economic sanctions. Sanction pressure is expected to augment, gradually but steadily. It will take a long time to get rid of the existing dependence on Russian supplies, hydrocarbons primarily—but the West will hardly step away from this path. The abandonment ...


A New Sino-Russian Entente? Limits of Cooperation on Ukraine and Beyond

... published on the occasion and accompanied by a historic gas deal, speculation about future Sino-Russian cooperation has run rampant . Much of this has to do with the current crisis over Ukraine, with commentaries warning that Chinese backing could embolden Russia into military action by shielding it from the consequences of Western sanctions, thus removing a powerful deterrent. Others have warned against a further spillover, arguing that a U.S.-Russian confrontation over Ukraine might even encourage China to pursue military reunification with Taiwan. Such extreme scenarios are ...


Online Meeting with a Group of International Sberbank Partner Investors

... investment funds, partners of Sberbank. In the course of the meeting Andrey Kortunov highlighted the state and prospects for Russia's relations with the United States, the European Union, China, and post-Soviet neighbors. Other topics included possible new Western sanctions against Russia, options for resolving crisis situations in various regions of the world, and the limits of the current de-globalization of the world economy and politics. The discussion was moderated by Yaroslav Lisovolik, RIAC Member, Senior Managing Director,...


RIAC at MGIMO Forum “Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West

... hosted the forum “Values ​​and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”. The event was organized by MGIMO in cooperation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation... ... participants discussed current issues and prospects for the development of relations between Russia and the EU countries with the US, the key issues on the international agenda... ... The session on “The Role of Values ​​and Interests in Reviving the Policy of Sanctions and Trade Wars in the 21st Century” was organized within the framework of...


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 ...


The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.


Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

... the remaining diplomats, including security officers and chefs? Or adopt some tougher measures? Dmitry Stefanovich: Strategic Stabilization: A Window of Opportunities for Russia and the U.S. The second event is Washington’s new sanctions against Russian companies, politicians and entrepreneurs. It would seem that everyone has already got used to sanctions. However, politically today they are like a nervous cowboy from a Western comedy, who is firing his two six-shooters, whether he has to or not. Previously, new sanctions were based on a specific pretext, whereas today they are becoming similar in nature to daily carpet bombings. No doubt, they are doing harm to Russia’s ...


How Should Russia Respond to an Adversarial West?

... a review of external affairs — both in theory and in practice. The upcoming elections are likely to bring a similar rethink. Russia faces a number of forks in the road, which could determine the direction of its foreign policy. Relations with the West are a priority. The United States and the European Union this year will increase pressure on Russia via sanctions, military deterrence and information warfare. Russia will respond in kind, though the balance of power is significantly skewed in the West’s favor. Broadly speaking, the aim of Western countries is to change Russia’s approach to Ukraine....


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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