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Russia — India Energy Cooperation: RIAC and MCCI Roundtable

On September 30, 2022 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a roundtable Russia – India Energy Cooperation under New Geopolitical Conditions. The event was closed from the public On September 30, 2022 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a roundtable Russia – India Energy Cooperation under New Geopolitical Conditions. The event was closed from the...


Sanctions Is a Long-Term Challenge—but It Does Not Preclude India and Russia from Developing a New Bilateral Paradigm

Interview for Gateway House Russia, the founding member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), has been hit by Western sanctions on its energy exports and financial system. Still, Ivan Timofeev , Director of Programs at the Russian International Affairs Council, sees new opportunities to be seized. Deepening India-Russia business engagement is one, and the SCO as a constructive ...


Price Cap on Russian Oil: The Mechanism and Its Consequences

In fact, the sellers’ market is being changed into the buyers’ market by artificial political methods rather than for economic reasons G7 countries are working hard to coordinate a sanctions regime to cap prices on Russian oil and oil products. The United States is already drafting a mechanism for applying these sanctions, which its allies and partners will use as a guideline. The new sanctions in the form of legal arrangements ...


Sanctions Storm’: Recovery After the Disaster

What to do? After the start of the special operation in Ukraine, a “sanctions storm” hit Russia; more sanctions were imposed against Russia in a few months than against Iran in decades. But a catastrophe did not take place, and the stage of stabilization came. Indeed, almost all the weapons in the sanctions arsenal ...


Ivan Timofeev Speaks at Mumbai Conference about Sanctions

... organized by Elara Capital investment bank. The Indian analytical center Gateway House, RIAC long-term partner, took an active part in organizing the conference. On September 5, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, RIAC member, spoke at the session on sanctions as a new tool of warfare. The meeting was also attended by Mikael Wigell, Research Director at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and David Rasquinha, former Managing Director of the Export-Import Bank of India. On the sidelines ...


Russian Oil and NPPs Re-Commissioned: Japan’s Revised Energy Strategy

... late July 2022, the minister of economy, trade and industry sent a clear signal to Japan’s oil traders , saying that Japan’s government does not call on companies to continue with their refusal to purchase Russian oil as part of supporting Western sanctions since it is up to the companies alone to decide whom to purchase oil from. Clearly, this is a somewhat disingenuous statement as Japan’s government sets quotas on imports of energy resources and knows ex officio where these resources come ...


Visa Sanctions — A Sign of Strength? No

The door will close, but the window will remain open for a time being Visa sanctions against Russia have become a hot news topic and subject of discussion within the EU. A group of countries has taken shape, which, one way or another, shares Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s idea of completely closing off Russian access ...


Does Tajikistan Have a Choice Amid Anti-Russian Sanctions?

... the Ukrainian issue is not in the interests of Tajikistan’s leadership. Additionally, in stressing its neutral stance, Tajikistan is the only state in Central Asia not to have sent humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Tajikistan fears the West’s secondary sanctions that could be imposed on states that openly support Russia’s special operation, especially since the U.S. has already made it known that it considers Central Asia (and Tajikistan in particular) a potential transit route for delivering sanctions-hit ...


Legal and Political Aspects of EU’s Possible Visa Sanctions Against Russian Nationals

... Minister and several politicians from Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland suggested that the EU stop issuing visas to Russian nationals . Previously, Polish authorities had made a similar proposal. Ivan Timofeev: Closing Loopholes: Outlining the U.S. and EU Sanctions Policy Onward After Russia recognized the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic, several EU states, on various grounds, either restricted the issuance of Schengen and national visas to Russian national, or stopped issuing ...


Is It Possible to Lift Sanctions Against Russia? — No

... long-term conflicts, similar to relations between India and Pakistan, or North and South Korea Every conflict sooner or later ends in peace. Such is the conventional wisdom that can often be heard from those who, amid the current situation of the sanctions tsunami and confrontation with the West, are trying to find hope for a return to "normality". The logic of such wisdom is simple. At some point, the parties will cease fire and sit down at the negotiating table. The end of hostilities ...


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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