Tag: Russia

Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

Why a sequel to sanctions on #Rusal scares markets

| March 18, 2019

Even though sanctions on Russian aluminium giant Rusal were relieved in January, disputes about the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) decision continue to develop on both sides of the Atlantic. In an unlikely display of shared goals, the United States Democratic Party and Russia’s Communist Party have made bedfellows in recent […]

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#Russia can no longer be considered a ‘strategic partner’, say MEPs

#Russia can no longer be considered a ‘strategic partner’, say MEPs

| March 14, 2019

This week, MEPs agreed that the EU should remain open to imposing further sanctions if Russia continues to violate international law. Parliament adopted on Tuesday (12 March) a resolution by 402 votes to 163, with 89 abstentions, assessing the current state of EU-Russia political relations. Sanctions must be prolonged MEPs note that new areas of […]

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Putin, Crimea and Psychology. Five Years with #Russia

Putin, Crimea and Psychology. Five Years with #Russia

| March 13, 2019

18 March will mark the fifth anniversary of Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Everyone remembers military personnel in green uniform without insignia and the tactic of hybrid warfare. However, the time has come to review this important international political event in terms of the life of people on the peninsula and evaluate the fairness of our […]

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#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

| March 11, 2019

Anna Korbut breaks down the leading contenders for Ukraine’s presidency and the questions voters need to be asking. Anna Korbut  Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Ann_Korbut Ukraine’s post-Maidan political arrangement has delivered on some transformations but proved disappointing on others. Regardless of who wins the presidential polls, which begin on […]

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#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

#US Sanctions failing to target #Kremlin stooges in East #Ukraine

| March 7, 2019

US sanctions on east Ukraine are not working. Controls on those involved with the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) are failing to stop Russian businessmen working under the Kremlin’s protection from enriching themselves and furthering Russia’s ambitions abroad. The Donbass has always been the heart of hard industry in the […]

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#Russia – With sanctions failing to bite, West should target oligarchs says Navalny

#Russia – With sanctions failing to bite, West should target oligarchs says Navalny

| March 6, 2019

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has heavily criticised the lack of action against Russian oligarchs by the US and UK, telling the Financial Times that the two countries have no real interest in tackling “dirty money”. Navalny launched a stinging attack aimed at the US sanctions regime against the Kremlin, which aims to curb Moscow’s […]

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#Putin hold on the Russian public is loosening

#Putin hold on the Russian public is loosening

| March 1, 2019

The Kremlin remains determined to establish itself as a hegemonic great power, and to follow the domestic as well as international priorities that have underpinned that objective since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in 2012. But Russia’s wider public has become less committed to the Kremlin agenda. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and […]

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