Dmitry Bokarev

Thailand’s Tourism Industry and Russia’s Vacation Season Amid International Sanctions

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which swept the world in 2020, hit all sectors of the economy, but tourism was possibly hit…

What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating?

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Conflicts between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards frequently break on the border between the two nations, and civilians living in nearby settlements end up suffering as a result. The main reason for the conflicts is the fact that in certain regions the border is not clearly defined, making it impossible to determine where…

Iran-Armenia Relations Continue to Strengthen

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The Republic of Armenia occupies an extremely difficult geopolitical position. To the east it is bordered by Azerbaijan, with which Armenia has conflictual relations because of the unresolved territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, ongoing since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. To the west, it is flanked by Turkey, which is friendly towards Azerbaijan and actively…

Russia Revives “Winged” Shipping

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When it comes to Russia’s high-tech exports, one usually thinks of either military, space-related or nuclear products. It is these technologies that the Russian Federation is primarily known for. But there are other sectors, closer to ordinary civilians around the world, in which Russia has impressive achievements, and it is willing to share these achievements…

India is Building Up its Naval Capacities

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India is a big country with significant resources and a huge population. It has the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. But its geographical location also presents it with certain problems. Specifically, the Indian peninsula is largely cut off from the rest of the Eurasian landmass. In the west it has borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan. India…

Why does Erdogan Need the Istanbul Canal?

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Almost a year ago Turkey started a large-scale construction project – Istanbul Canal with all the adjacent infrastructure. The project is planned to be completed in 6 years. According to the preliminary estimates, the budget of the project will be reaching up to 15 billion dollars. The Canal will be 45 km long, and is projected at 25 meters…

India’s Сalibrated Policy Preserves the Balance and Security in Eurasia

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For many decades now, one of the pillars of India’s foreign policy has been its commitment to the Non-Aligned Movement proclaimed in 1961. At that time the US and the USSR were engaged in a Cold War, with both superpowers trying to win over as many allies as possible, and the Non-Aligned Movement gave many countries an…

Global Arms Market Dynamics and its Effects on the International Developments

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For several years now, the world economy has been showing signs of a global crisis, affecting not only underdeveloped economies but also fully developed states such as the US or the EU. One of the signs of instability and unease increasing around the world is the rapid growth of the arms trade. Data on arms transfers are often…

Australia and New Zealand Follow a Common Course

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As might be expected, after the start of the Ukrainian special operation by Russian troops, Russia was hit by international sanctions, primarily from the West. Of course, permanent members of the “collective West” such as Australia and New Zealand have joined these sanctions. This is not surprising – as former British colonies, they are an indispensable part of the Anglosphere…

Kalashnikov Helps Boost Russia’s Prestige on the International Stage

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Internationally, Russia has traditionally been seen as one of the leading suppliers of technology, especially in such areas as the arms and military hardware markets. Many countries, all over the world, purchase Russian-made military equipment, including anti-aircraft missile systems, fighter jets battleships, etc. But, globally…

Russia’s Cooperation with Africa Progressively Develops

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It is well known that countries of the African continent are mostly poor and need the support of major world powers who in exchange for access to the African nations’ rich natural resources. The US and the PRC are considered the main players vying for influence in Africa these days: media mention them particularly often in relation to international African issues. Other actors…

Travel “Bridge” between Russia and Southeast Asia is being Restored

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Southeast Asia (SEA) is a vast territory surrounded by warm oceans and located in the equatorial, subequatorial, and tropical climatic zones. This geographical position provides suitable conditions for beach holidays and the creation of resorts. In addition to the warm climate, beautiful landscapes, exotic nature, and sea beaches…


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