Dmitry Bokarev

Who Will Get Their Hands on Afghanistan’s Natural Resources?

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Numerous studies of Afghanistan’s subsoil have shown that the country is rich in all kinds of natural resources. Still, despite…

The Calm before the Storm: the World Will Soon be Overwhelmed by Afghan Refugees

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On August 16, 2021, the entire world was stunned by gruesome footage from Kabul. Locals, struggling to leave the country, run after a US Air Force plane, trying to get a hold of it to leave Afghanistan, overrun by the Islamist terrorist movement Taliban (banned in Russia). Washington’s failed policies are resulting…

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: a Predictable Effect

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The news of the beginning of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan was enthusiastically received by many media outlets worldwide. There have been many positive articles about the benefits of this decision by Washington. American soldiers will stop dying on foreign soil. The US economy will be relieved of the monstrous burden…

Russia’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry and Its Relations with Azerbaijan

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The Republic of Azerbaijan, a former Soviet state that is now a member of the CIS, is a long-term partner of Russia. Although it is not a member of such important (from Russia’s perspective) international organizations as the EAEC (Eurasian Economic Union) and the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization), Russia…

The “Silk Road Rally”: Sports Unite Eurasia

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Any large-scale cultural or athletic event represents an opportunity for the countries participating in it to make a name for themselves, to showcase their achievements, and to attract various partners. On top of that, international festivities and competitions show the state of relations between the states that participate, and contribute to fostering these relations…

Oil and Gas Cooperation between Russia and Vietnam: History and Prospects

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Russia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) have benefited from their warm friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation since the Soviet era. After the USSR collapsed, the relationship between the two countries remained intact. In 1994, the Russian Federation and Vietnam concluded the Treaty on the Fundamentals…

Power Industry in India: Consequences of the Pandemic and Russian Involvement

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in late 2019 and continues through 2021, has led to an economic downturn worldwide caused by reduced movement of people and goods due to quarantine measures, which has inevitably resulted in a drop in trade, production and business shutdowns. This has affected virtually…

What Remains of the Iraqi Regional Branch of the Ba’ath Party?

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Before being overthrown by the Americans and their allies in 2003, Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq singlehandedly for 24 years, led the Iraqi branch of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, which played a crucial role in the life of every Iraqi. What was the renown of Saddam Hussein like among the people, and why did the country practically…

Why or What for Did the UAE Change its Laws?

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) leadership has revised its laws built on the norms of Islam. On November 7, 2020, President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, approved changes in several legal acts in order. As he himself said to consolidate the principles of tolerance in society and strengthen the country’s position…

The Beginning of Normalization of Israel’s Relations with the Arab World

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Since the end of 2020, four Middle Eastern countries — the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan — have established fully regularized economic and diplomatic relations with Israel. Two other Arab states did so much earlier: Egypt was the first to enter into diplomatic relations with Israel, signing a peace treaty with it in 1979…

The Russian “Meridian” Makes the Eurasian Space Stronger

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It is common knowledge that Russia for a long time now has been a proponent of the idea of Eurasian integration, and the project that is being implemented the most energetically on the continent is the Chinese transportation infrastructure and economic initiative dubbed One Belt, One Road (OBOR). OBOR is supposed to unite as many states as possible into a single…

CSTO: Results of a Difficult Year and Upcoming Tasks

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The year 2020 proved to be a challenging time for all countries of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic led to border closures, reduced production and trade, and the resulting global economic crisis. Amidst all this, political and even military crises have befallen a number of states. This article will discuss how the Collective Security Treaty Organization…


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