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Sanctions and Financial Crime: Together or Apart?

In a worst-case scenario, the Americans’ excessive use of sanctions and other measures for political purposes will make anarchy ... ... The American federal law PL 115-44 (CAATSA) is well-known in Russia. It is associated with the codification of a large array ... ... is the use of financial leadership for political purposes. The USA is the largest initiator of economic sanctions. Unlike any ... ... they are increasingly affecting major players such as Russia and China. Americans will inevitably have to cooperate with these states ...


What Opportunities are Opening up for Russia against the Backdrop of the Tech War between the U.S. and China?

... thoughtfully and astutely in terms of our diplomacy while being careful not to become too dependent on anyone or take sides While it may be a little early to talk about the emergence of a bipolar era in the tech world, the question of what policy Russia should follow against the backdrop of the confrontation between the two undisputed tech leaders (the United States and China) is more pressing than ever. Vassily Kashin of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics shared his thoughts on the matter with us. How does today’s ...


The SWIFT System: A Focus on the U.S.–Russia Financial Confrontation

The more frequently the U.S. launches SWIFT-linked sanctions, the harder other countries will work on developing alternatives ... ... across multiple sectors, including financial sanctions against Russia. The goal of such an extreme measure was to cut off the ... ... At present, most of the academic articles on SWIFT systems in China introduce the SWIFT system from a technical perspective of ... ... reduce the Russian customers’ concerns and need to change their usage habits. This system was put into use in 2015, and by 2018,...


A Bumper Year for OFAC

... 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... ... perfectly well with the US legislation on sanctions. This policy has already hit some Russian companies and their foreign partners. Ivan Timofeev: Europe Under Fire from... ... not generally used against major global companies, but 2019 sprang a surprise, with China’s COSCO Shipping Tanker, part of the global operator COSCO Shipping, being put...


American King Kong and the Law of the Jungle

... denominator of $738 billion; 3.1% more than last year. Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the US: Where Will the Growing Alienation Lead to? The ... ... as America’s most dangerous rival in the 2020 budget? Why is China perceived as a strategic challenge, despite spending only ... ... strengthening. For example, lawmakers obliged the administration to impose sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines ... ... Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which implements assistance programmes for foreign countries,...


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... of another exacerbation in U.S.–Iran relations and the United States imposing more sanctions on Tehran. Nobody has claimed responsibility for either of the incidents.... ... not to mention liquefied natural gas from Qatar, the world’s second-largest (after Russia) exporter of natural gas. Multiple predictions were made concerning the possible... ... could interact effectively. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? India, China, and Russia could offer their patrolling services, since both India and China...


Ivan Timofeev at Financial Services Volunteer Corps Symposium

On June 30 – July 2, 2019, St. Petersburg hosted a regular annual symposium of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. On June 30 – July 2, 2019, St. Petersburg hosted a regular annual symposium of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Program Director, attended the symposium. The discussion focused on the issues of global economy, political relations between the great powers, and global socio-economic trends.


Europe Under Fire from US Secondary Sanctions

... European Union is increasingly proactive in applying economic sanctions. First, the EU has emerged as one of the largest global ... ... are coordinated. This is the case, for example, in relation to Russia. At the same time, the US remains the leader in imposing ... ... militarily, the modern world has been multipolar for quite long. China, India, and Russia are strong centres of power in their own ... ... kind. Wilful intent, negligence, involvement of management, refusal to come clean, inadequacy of compliance programmes and other ...


Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues

... or less understandable model. I think in 2018, the community of Russian experts on international affairs resumed the discussion ... ... 2018, when the picture became more complex. Igor Ivanov: Russia, China and the New World Order It is difficult to argue against ... ..., or the Iranian nuclear deal). Washington resumed large-scale sanctions against Iran, including a ban on the purchase of Iranian ... ... were the sanctions against Russia and its companies, including Rusal, En+ and others that were blacklisted on April 6, 2018. Restrictions ...


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... the United States, and he has repeatedly discussed it with his Russian counterparts. However, Russia has made it clear that it ... ... start of the war, Iran has, according to various sources, sent thousands of soldiers and pieces of military equipment to Syria, as ... ... of Iran’s presence in the combat zones. Ivan Timofeev: U.S. Sanctions against Iran: Background and Possible Consequences The ... ... has no money. Tehran is forced to act with regard to Russia and China’s support, given the unwillingness of European investors ...


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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