With CAATSA, the U.S. is Trying to Make Russia Hurt
May 28, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
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- Middling powers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East will face increasing pressure from Washington on their ties with Russia because of the United States' new sanctions legislation.
- Germany, Vietnam and Turkey are some of the major states most likely to defy U.S. pressure on their Russia relations.
- In Asia, India may struggle to cope with the U.S. sanctions, while Indonesia could go either way.
- Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will find it easier to comply thanks to their limited links to Russia and deep defense relationships with Washington.
- Measures such as the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act will encourage U.S. partners to adopt a more multilateral strategy in an emerging world of great power competition.