25 January 2019

Please see our Predictions below:

Predictions

US Congress will remain opposed to sanctions relief despite White House efforts to lift certain measures, sustaining pressure on Russian economy

Efforts to reduce role of US dollar in economy will not sufficiently address economic pressures caused by sanctions

Harsher measures including sanctions on debt transactions remain possible although Moscow will likely calibrate any provocative foreign policy moves so as to avoid incurring such restrictions

Analysis

The Democrat-led US House of Representatives voted on 17 January in favour of a resolution disapproving of the Treasury Department’s decision last month to lift sanctions on the core business interests of oligarch and President Putin… Request the full report here.