About: Sanctions

Kerch Strait attack testifies that Kremlin’s aggression has no limits

The leniency of the West encouraged Russia to take its aggression against Ukraine to a new level, writes Mykola Tochytskyi, who puts forward several recommendations.
Global Europe 04-08-2017

New Russia sanctions: A European concern

Washington-Moscow relations are threatening to plummet even further after the US decided to impose new sanctions. The new penalties are likely to have an impact on European companies too. George Voloshin examines the situation in the second part of this...
Global Europe 03-08-2017

New Russia sanctions: A road to nowhere?

Washington-Moscow relations are threatening to plummet even further after the US decided to impose new sanctions and Russia retaliated by expelling a large number of American diplomatic staff. George Voloshin examines the situation.
Global Europe 02-06-2016

Germany looks to ease Russian sanctions

From Germany’s point of view, in the absence of normalisation with Russia, the worst case scenario would be a Cold War to its east, which would bring the end of the EU, writes George Friedman.
A Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk, 3 June. Photo: Reuters
Europe's East 11-02-2016

In Ukraine’s conflict, rumours of compromise grow

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Europe's East 24-09-2015

Are sanctions the best way to help Ukraine?

As the conflict in Ukraine escalates, relations between Russia and Europe continue to deteriorate. In order to help Ukraine to survive, the current situation needs to be understood within  context of Ukraine-Russia relations and Russian self-perception, writes Adriel Kasonta.
Trade & Society 13-07-2015

Don’t discount civil society in Iran deal

The people of Iran and the West are growing tired of political enmity. The time to build bridges is now, writes John Robert Kelley.
Energy 12-12-2014

Cancellation of South Stream makes economic sense

On December 1, 2014 Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would abandon construction of an ambitious $40 billion project - the South Stream gas pipeline. Hedvika Ko?ousková and Martin Jirušek comment on the wider context of this decision.
Europe's East 18-03-2014

White Knight: Are sanctions against Ukraine’s former leaders legal?

EU sanctions against Ukraine officials are illegal under EU treaties, because they target people who have ceased to be part of the toppled regime, writes Andreas Geiger.
Europe's East 27-01-2014

Can Europe protect the Euromaidan?

Among other more traditional ways of influence, the EU should reach out to the Ukrainian army and internal forces to emphasise the need to stay above the fray and refrain from the use of force, Andrew Wilson writes. 
Europe's East 24-06-2011

Pulling the plug on Lukashenko

Belarus's economy is so fragile that it is dependent on Russia and the IMF for its stability, argues Mitchell Orenstein. He says the West should not allow IMF money to prolong the regime's misrule.

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