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One More Time, Trade Wars Make Us Suggest the Lifting of Sanctions

... paradigm of the “zero-sum game”: if we cannot solve our problems on our own, we have to force others to solve them, making them incapable of “getting ahead”. The key elements of the conflict unfolding before our eyes are trade wars and economic sanctions, which are aimed at changing the policy of a country or a group of countries. However, if trade wars pursue economic goals through maximizing the benefits of national producers, sanctions most often reflect foreign policy goals. The famous scholar ...


Sanctions Policy: The ‘European Paradox’

The commonality of the political positions of the United 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 initiators of sanctions use trade and financial restrictions to try to force the target countries to change course politically as well as to influence internal political ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... rejected the Iranian policies of its predecessors and replaced the latter’s rapprochement approach with increased military, 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, this dramatic change in US policy is profoundly impacting the balance of political powers within Iran — reformers and pragmatics ...


Russia Consolidating Its Position in Iraq Amid Anti-Iran Sanctions

... operate the battle tanks after they had received training from Russian trainers, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. As Abadi put it, Iraqi-Russian ties “remained substantive and they were not influenced by the US.” On a regional scale, the anti-Iran sanctions badly dent Iraq’s possible commercial transactions. Starting from early May, the United States will end its six-month sanctions waivers for oil imports that have allowed eight governments to do business with Iran. Although Iraq does not import ...


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

... development of relations between Russia and the EU countries with the US, the key issues on the international agenda, upon which the countries have major disagreements. 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 the forum. The session was moderated by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs. Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, Sergey Tkachenko, Professor at St....


The New DETER Bill: Can Sanctions Help Deter Russia?

... of “election interference” will remain salient, though some fatigue has already set in. Most likely, its prominence will abate in the US political conversation, though it will remain on the international agenda. It will also remain tethered to US sanctions on Russia, and sanctions will continue to be viewed as a means of deterring Moscow. In general, taking a hard line on Russia is a winning play for congressmen from both parties. It is essentially a failsafe way to gain political capital, which ...


Meeting with Executive Vice President for the U.S.–Russia Business Council Randi Levinas

... Business Council (USRBC), visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were touched upon during the meeting with RIAC staff: the current state and future development of Russia-the U.S. economic relations, possible content of new U.S. sanctions against Russia, the role of private sector in restoring cooperation between the two countries. USRBC and RIAC representatives also discussed various promising formats for interaction between the two organizations.


Firewood and Coal: U.S.–Russia Relations without Mueller

... fresh wood for the fire. RIAC-CSIS Report “Key Challenges in U.S.-Russian Relations: Are Collaborative Approaches Possible?” We should not expect any changes in Washington’s stance on Moscow. Trump and his administration have set the tone for the sanctions policy. The notions of “hostile politics” and “interference in the affairs of allies” are gaining momentum. Mueller will not be there. This means that the facts can be interpreted in a number of ways, replacing the American plotlines ...


Mueller Report: A Reason for Optimism

... mid-term elections in November 2018, although the thesis about the “inevitability” of such interference on the eve of the elections was virtually unquestioned in Washington. Second, last year's most gloomy forecasts about the new round of American sanctions against Russia did not materialise. At least for the time being, the White House is seeking to avoid a hasty and irresponsible escalation that could damage not only Vladimir Putin personally, but also the global financial and economic system ...


Discussion "Self-Reliance: a Chimera, Forced Strategy, or Real Opportunities?"

... Affairs" magazine, HSE School of World Economy and International Affairs Research Professor. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, was the key speaker at the session on “Closed World: Development Under External Pressure” with a lecture on “Sanctions and Other Types of Economic War: Degree of Impact on Economic Development, Ways to Minimize Damage”. The meeting was also attended by Nikolay Markotkin, RIAC Media and Government Relations Manager, Vladimir Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, project ...


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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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