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Why would Russia want to avoid a "disabling" arms race with the West?

Russia has lost a disabling military production war against the US before. That has cost it dearly: of the 300-million Soviet Union, 240 million of which was the former Russian Empire, it retained ...
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Why would Russia want to avoid a "disabling" arms race with the West?

In the long term you sure want to avoid being one of those two monkeys who fight under the hill, while the third monkey sitting on the hill reaps all the benefits. It's even worse when you are smaller ...
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Why did the West impose sanctions on Russia for the death of Navalny, but not on Ukraine for the death of Lira?

Russia is now being sanctioned, and Ukraine is not. Just the way things are. It is possible to put some new sanctions into connection with notable event like a death of the famous leader of the ...
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Why did the West impose sanctions on Russia for the death of Navalny, but not on Ukraine for the death of Lira?

Other questions focus on the differences in motives for imprisonment. I'll look at the death instead. There are 3 types of deaths in prison: suspicious unforeseen but natural natural, but foreseen ...
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Why did the West impose sanctions on Russia for the death of Navalny, but not on Ukraine for the death of Lira?

You may think this is over the top, but some have argued that Lira's death was in part caused by Heavy smoking and medication skepticism. The 55-year-old Lira’s medical problems are a result of a ...
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Why did the West impose sanctions on Russia for the death of Navalny, but not on Ukraine for the death of Lira?

Fundamentally it would be inconsistent foreign policy to simultaneously sanction and fund the same country. But Lira and Navalny seem to be two very different characters in very different ...
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Why did the West impose sanctions on Russia for the death of Navalny, but not on Ukraine for the death of Lira?

Several reasons, each of which alone already suffices to explain the differences. Political reactions tend to follow notable events. Navalny was widely known, and thus his death widely reported. Thus,...
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Have any prominent politicians in the West called for Ukraine to surrender territory to Russia?

Robert Fico said something similar in his recently published interview. Slovak PM calls Russian withdrawal from Donbass and Crimea 'absolutely unrealistic'. "If someone thinks that the only ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

All of them. It has just a different name. Normally, if anyone is convicted in a criminal offense, the verdict also discribes to monetarily pay the caused damage to property. If it does not, still a ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

ex-USSR legal systems USSR criminal code had "confiscation of property" as an extra punishment option for many severe felonies, which was often applied in addition to jail time. It could ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

In the UK, under the proceeds of crime act (good summary) this might be possible. The court would have to be convinced that the person had a "criminal lifestyle" and that he owned nothing ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

In many western countries, being declared bankrupt is essentially the same as forfeiting your total assets. This is because you are unable to repay your debts, BUT it is not uncommon for people to be ...
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Is there any Western country that suspended share borrowing to curb short-selling?

South Korea. Naked short selling had been illegal in South Korea. But financial authorities surprised the market in early November, when they introduced a total ban on all types of stock short ...
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Is there any Western country that suspended share borrowing to curb short-selling?

The only country which can meaningfully try to do this is the US. And the US would not do that because it's a foolish idea. Shares traded in other markets have American depository shares, which are ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

spain In Spain, personal assets can be confiscated by authorities to pay for a debt after exhausting all legal appeal procedures (this is especially true for fines and taxes). The order in which ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

Ireland does not seize all the personal property of criminals but certainly those assets believed acquired through funds derived from criminal activities can be appropriated by the state and disposed ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

In 2023, there was a law in Israel, that a foreign worker who remains in Israel 6 months after his/her visa expires, may lose all his/her pension savings. This is of course not the same as ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

germany Criminal punishments may be fines, suspended prison sentences, or prison sentences. Unlike misdemeanor fines e.g. for traffic offenses, a criminal fine consists of two decisions by the court: ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

united-states canada There is a somewhat related concept in some countries, such as the US, of civil forfeiture Canada does it as well. In the United States, civil forfeiture (also called civil ...
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Is there any Western country that may confiscate all personal property as criminal punishment to white collar crimes?

Generally, no. There are many measure which end up doing that, but it would be difficult to name a measure which does specifically that. Here's some examples: Finland is the only country which I ...
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