Dmitry Bokarev

Should We Expect Uzbekistan to Rejoin the CSTO?

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After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the newly independent states discovered many threats to their security that were not as visible when they were still part of the Soviet Union. In particular, the young Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan faced many dangers. The more significant threat to these countries came from…

Washington’s Withdrawal from Syria is Inevitable

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The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August 2021 demonstrated to the international community that Washington’s sphere of influence is shrinking and that the US army is not as all-powerful as it pretends to be. As in Afghanistan, Washington planned to establish a pro-American regime in the Syrian Arab Republic, but these plans were never destined to be…

Military Sport for Peace

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The armed forces guarantee the preservation of a country’s independence and sometimes the survival of its people. Every more or less independent state is compelled and obliged to allocate budgetary funds for manning, training, and arming of its security forces. However, the Armed Forces are required not only to create and equip. They also need to be periodically displayed…

Why is the TAPI Gas Pipeline So Important to Turkmenistan?

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Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov strictly adheres to the policy of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov. The present leader of the country, who bears the official title of Arkadag, translated as patron from the Turkmen language, does his best to ensure that the state entrusted to him remains permanently neutral. The policy of neutrality has led Turkmenistan…

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 a large number of mineral deposits, the population’s standard of living is low. Washington’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has altered the balance of power in the country. American companies have had their…

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 RussiaDahJTkfw. 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 perspectiveDahJTkfw international organizations as the EAEC (Eurasian Economic UnionDahJTkfw and the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty OrganizationDahJTkfw, 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 (SRVDahJTkfw 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…


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