Search: UN,Sanctions (8 materials)

Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

... Russia and China's relations with the West. What do you think? Human rights sanctions are rather of a signaling nature. They do not affect the economy much. However, there is a potential for targeted sanctions, which may be more painful for both countries. We will see more sanctions against China and Russia in the future. Yes, this is a new normal. A joint statement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opposed politicization and double standards on human rights issues. How can China ...


Ensuring Sustainable Development and Peace: Who in the UN is Against it?

... Council affect economic, social and civil rights and, most importantly, the right to development. The pandemic has obviously resulted in unemployment, bankruptcy of some economic sectors and falling incomes, thus exacerbating the negative effect of unilateral economic restrictions. The sanctions policy hinders the recovery of markets and the global economy, which has a knock-on effect on the development of emerging markets. Despite calls from the United Nations, the countries of the North do not deem it necessary to change their sanctions ...


The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

... unclear how the U.S. is going to define "humanitarian aid" or "reconstruction," depending on who is providing this aid and to whom. This uncertainty doesn't help humanitarians working in Syria. Moscow has been long advocating for unilateral sanctions relief from Syria to help humanitarian and economic revival. Although it seems unrealistic, discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions from the government in Damascus look like the only possible way to move ...


The Impact of Sanctions on Human Rights

... criminal liability. Ivan Timofeev, Vladimir Morozov, Yulia Timofeeva: Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020 The types of sanctions that are frequently used today include: economic or trade sanctions prohibiting the purchase of goods from a state under sanctions or blocking the export of an entire category of goods, a specific type of goods or goods containing a certain amount of components manufactured, for example, in the United States to a sanctioned country; financial sanctions, which includes freezing ...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

... relations.” [ xv ] The decision on such measures is taken by the UN Security Council and is binding for all UN member countries. In the political and media parlance, the concept of sanctions is identical to restrictive measures. There are currently 14 UN sanctions regimes in force, and each one is coordinated by a separate sanctions committee. Most such committees are supported in their work by expert groups and the UN Secretariat [ xvi ]. Functionally, the UN sanctions seek to achieve three major goals: ...


BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth

... withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was a rather dangerous step. Structural imbalances in the world economy are yet to be overcome. A serious threat to global economic growth is posed by such unfair competition practices as unilateral economic sanctions, trade wars and flagrant abuse of the US dollar status as the world reserve currency. The international community is yet to find effective responses to a whole number of critical challenges of our time – from terrorism to climate change. It ...


U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences

... Distinguishing Characteristics of Degrees of Success and Failure in Economic Sanctions Episodes. – Applied Economics . 1998. Vol. 30. No. 6. P. 805-813. Brzoska M. International Sanctions Before and Beyond UN Sanctions. – International Affairs . 2015. Vol. 96. No. 6. P. 1339-1349. Chao J., Kaempfer W., Lowenberg A. Instrument Choice and the Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions: A Simultaneous Equations Approach. ...


Modern International Mechanisms of Sanctions

... by, for example, the EU and the U.S. are more comprehensive than UN Security Council restrictions, supported by Russia and other members of the Council. Smart sanctions are adopted in a specific way – individuals and legal entities outside the UN sanctions lists are immediately included in national blacklists. Designating the North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank for sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury illustrates this fact better than ...


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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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