Sanctions Will Widen the Russia-West Rift in 2019
Feb 21, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
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- The United States is all but guaranteed to increase sanctions against Russia in the coming months.
- With Congress's hawks demanding a hard line on Moscow and the White House favoring moderation, the extent of U.S. sanctions will fall somewhere between the two extremes.
- The European Union will also increase sanctions against Russia, albeit to a much more limited degree than the United States.
- Russia will succeed in managing the economic fallout from the sanctions with its sanctions insulation strategy, but prolonged measures will continue to undermine the country's longer-term economic outlook.