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#Russia sanctions: Myths and lessons

#Russia sanctions: Myths and lessons

| February 8, 2019

Since they were first imposed in 2014, Western sanctions on Russia have provoked fierce debates. Major developments over the course of 2018 should settle many of them. Dr Nigel Gould-Davies Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Nigelgd1 The Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: Getty Images. Three things stand out. First, sanctions now directly target economic elites […]

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#Propaganda – ‘The weapons used against us are continuously evolving’ (interview)

#Propaganda – ‘The weapons used against us are continuously evolving’ (interview)

| February 6, 2019

Anna Fotyga  Hostile propaganda that seeks to undermine the EU could influence the upcoming European elections. MEP Anna Fotyga discusses how to counteract it. Parliament calls for more action against disinformation MEPs are especially concerned about propaganda spread through social media platforms. Experts agree that the disinformation phenomenon is having a bigger impact than ever […]

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Statement on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces #INF Treaty

Statement on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces #INF Treaty

| February 3, 2019

Following nearly six years of US and Allied engagement with Russia, on 4 December 2018, NATO Allies declared that Russia has developed and fielded a missile system, the 9M729, which violates the INF Treaty, and poses significant risks to Euro-Atlantic security.  Allies strongly supported the finding of the United States that Russia is in material […]

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#Russia lays blame for severe #Deforestation at China’s door

#Russia lays blame for severe #Deforestation at China’s door

| January 31, 2019

In recent years, discontent about Chinese investors has been growing in Russia. This is especially the case within the forest industry. There are several regions in Russia that once were very rich in forests – Tomsk Oblast, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Irkutsk Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai and Buryatia.  Deforestation in these regions has been going on for decades. It has been happening by the Russians, forests were […]

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US calls on #Russia to destroy new missile system

US calls on #Russia to destroy new missile system

| January 23, 2019

The United States called on Russia on Monday (21 January) to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said was a “direct and continuing violation” of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and accused Moscow of destabilising global security, writes Stephanie Nebehay. Robert Wood, US disarmament ambassador, said the system was capable of carrying both […]

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Trilateral talks with #Russia and Ukraine on future of gas transit via #Ukraine to take place on Monday 21st

Trilateral talks with #Russia and Ukraine on future of gas transit via #Ukraine to take place on Monday 21st

| January 21, 2019

The 2nd round of political trilateral talks with Russia and Ukraine on the future of gas transit via Ukraine will take place on Monday 21st January 2019 in Brussels. The meeting will take place with the participation of Vice President responsible for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Andriy Kobolyev, CEO […]

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#RussianLaundromat – The EU’s dirty money

#RussianLaundromat – The EU’s dirty money

| January 14, 2019

While news of the Russian Laundromat has died down since the story first gained global attention in 2017, investigations have continued in earnest into how more than $21 billion (some estimates suggest the real figure is more likely to be $80bn) was laundered out of Russia, into some of the world’s largest financial centres, writes […]

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