Dmitry Bokarev

The Future of Economic Cooperation between Russia and India as Pandemic Continues to Abate

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It is a well known fact that the COVID-19 pandemic, which began at the end of 2019, has resulted in a global economic downturn and a fall in trade between nations, including the Russian Federation and India. The two countries have been partners for a long time. Economic ties, in strategic spheres…

Russian Wheat and Global Food Security during the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic dealt a serious blow to almost all the spheres of different nations’ economies. In order to slow down the spread of the disease, borders were closed, manufacturing facilities stopped their operations and, in essence, all necessary measures were taken to minimize movement of and contact between people, who were only allowed to work…

Russia and Pakistan: the Fifth Year of “Friendship”

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The changing political situation in the world, and the growing threat of terrorism, require that the world’s powers periodically expand the areas in which they cooperate at an international level, and this includes defense. As far as Russia goes, what is interesting is how it is gradually developing the scope of its interaction with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (IRP)…

India and ASEAN to Create a B&R Alternative?

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Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI or B&R), a global transport and economic project, is well known world-wide. While some countries endorse it, many others consider it a form of Chinese expansion designed to subordinate the economies of other countries to China. India, for one, shares this opinion towards B&R. In order to minimize China’s influence on neighboring…

The Gulf of Guinea: the Most Pirate-Ridden Place on the Planet

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To many people, it seems as if piracy is something that took place in history, and is obsolete and not of immediate interest nowadays. Nonetheless, as long as ships with valuable cargo that can be appropriated are sailing across the seas of our planet, this type of criminal activity is unlikely to definitively become…

India and Indonesia: an Important Partnership for the Indo-Pacific

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Recently, the Indo-Pacific has become a battleground for a confrontation between the two world powers: China and the United States. In fact, other nations in the region, such as India, Japan and Australia, have taken a back seat. Since these countries are PRC’s rivals and USA’s partners, they are often primarily…

Piracy in the Strait of Malacca: an Age-Old Problem Whose Future Is Unclear

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The Strait of Malacca, which runs between the Malay Peninsula (Malacca) and Sumatra, is the most convenient maritime route to take between the Indian and Pacific oceans. From time immemorial, it has held tremendous significance for international trade. Even back in ancient times, ports sprang up on the shores…

Indonesia – the Center of “Humane Piracy”

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The Strait of Malacca between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula is a strategic corridor connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans, which maintains maritime traffic between Europe, Africa and East Asia. The Strait of Malacca is used to transport approximately 25% of all the cargo sent by sea on the planet. Considering the number of ships with…

Port of Darwin: Australia’s Relationship between China and the US

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In recent years, Australia has established increasingly close economic relations with China yet, at the same time, it relies on a strategic alliance with the United States being the guarantor of its defense capability. But Australia’s growing dependence on trade with China is having an increasing impact on foreign policy. Canberra…

Russia and India: Prospects for a Strategic Partnership

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For many decades, Russia and India have been conducting close military-technical cooperation (MTC). However, the aggravation of Russia’s relations with the United States, also a close Indian partner, has recently made it more complicated. The United States is trying to pressurize India to reduce its interaction with Russia, for example, to refuse to buy Russian…

Is the Chinese Threat along Australian Borders Real?

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For more than one-and-a-half centuries, threats to Australia’s territorial integrity have remained relatively remote and very unlikely. The only time in history when Australian territory was subject to attack occurred during the years of WWII, when Japanese bombers carried out air raids, and the enemy fleet operated in its waters. Along with that, Japan chose the…

Eastern Nations Prefer Russian Weapons to US Ones

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In recent years, the United States has increasingly more often impinged on sovereignty of other nations, thus flagrantly flaunting just how uncivilized its policies are. Such behavior is exemplified in various ways: diplomatic pressure exerted on policies of other nations; involvement in color revolutions; imposition of unlawful sanctions, and bans on trading with clear…


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