Sanctions

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia”

Jeffrey Sachs, a renowned Columbia University Professor of economics and former Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General, espouses views uncommon for the mainstream media in the West when it comes to the real origins of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Professor Sachs argues that peace negotiations in earnest should start immediately, proceeding from Ukraine’s neutrality and no NATO enlargement. He does not believe in isolating Russia, being convinced that Washington is undermining U.S. dollar worldwide prevalence by imposing sanctions on international payment systems. Finally, the famous academician and the author of many foreign affairs bestsellers maintains that the U.S. should respect the notion of a multipolar world with mutual respect for and observance of the UN Charter. Russian daily newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta reached out to Prof. Sachs, asking him to share some of his thoughts on the critical challenges that we are going through.

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Why Russia’s Economy Hasn’t Collapsed Under The Weight Of Sanctions

It has been nearly three months since Russia invaded Ukraine and, despite Ukraine’s remarkable resistance and the implementation of an aggressive sanctions package on Russia, there appears to be no end in sight to the war.

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What does the West really think about the Ukrainian conflict?

Western leaders are all in, but their citizens have more pressing problems at home, data shows

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Eurasian firms see Russia sanctions as big biz chance

As America and its allies move out, India, Turkey and China are moving in

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Sanctions: a form of war with its own casualties

The response of the world to the Russian “special military operation” in Ukraine has been to increase the flow of military equipment to the Ukrainian forces, thereby assuring the continuation of hostilities, and to impose absolutely draconian sanctions on Russia. Sanctions have been the preferred mode of operation in this crisis by the U.S. and NATO, since they are not prepared to engage militarily for fear of pushing the conflict to the nuclear threshold. But sanctions have their own “deadly force” and their own “collateral damage.”

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Why this Economic War on Russia Breaks All Rules of the Game

The ‘great expropriation’ will come to be regarded as a turning point — one which the great powers of the world will likely regret.

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Weapons Of Financial Destruction And The New World Disorder

Biden didn’t have to take a blowtorch to the financial system in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But he has done so.

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Banning Russia Today Sets a Dangerous Precedent

It’s rarely a good sign when Big Tech and Western leaders agree

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Russia Sanctions Bill is a ‘Single Barrel, Sawed-off Shotgun’

If God forbid the administration fires it, the results will be to wound Moscow, but also to blow off America’s own toes.

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The west is in love with sanctions. Problem is, they don’t work

While sanctions continue to be imposed, the rest of the world is getting on with diplomacy