Dmitry Bokarev

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…

MTC between India and Russia: A Stable Development Against the Backdrop of New Threats

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There has been global confrontation between the US and China for many years. Against this background, the regional confrontation between China and India continues. The two mighty neighboring Asian powers have long been competitors, having territorial issues and vying for influence in neighboring states. Fortunately, the struggle…

Russian-Vietnamese Relations and the Joint Fight Against the Pandemic

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The history of relations between Russia and Vietnam goes back to Soviet times when the USSR supported the Vietnamese communists in their war for creating their state, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). After that, the Soviet Union became a major partner of the SRV for many years. The common ideology, joint opposition…

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…


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