Dmitry Bokarev

USA and China in the Pacific Rim: What Fate Holds for Japan?


For several years now, the Pacific Rim has been witnessing China’s rise to power with a simultaneous weakening of the US positions. China is slowly, but surely driving Americans out of the region, extending its “area of…

The TAPI Pipeline: Achievements and Obstacles


Six month ago, in December 2015, the town of Mary in Turkmenistan witnessed a long-awaited occurrence significant not only for the country, but for the entire Central Asian region: the launch of the construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI…

The New Horizons of the Russian-Tajik Cooperation


The Central Asian region has always been of pivotal importance for both the USSR and its successor – the Russian Federation. But it seems that the sky is the limit in this matter since the latest developments in the region have increased…

Nuclear Power in Japan: A Steep Climb Upwards


Five years have passed since the nuclear disaster at Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Daiichi. The aftermath of this disaster is still heavily affecting Japan. This catastrophe has almost put an end to the use of nuclear power in Japan…

Russian-Chinese Agricultural Cooperation


Russian-Chine agricultural cooperation in the Far East was among the key topics discussed at the Boao Forum for Asia held on March 22-25, 2016 in the city of Boao (ChinaDahJTkfw. This industry, though largely undervalued by mass media, supplies population…

Russia and China in Kazakhstan: Balance of Power


When visiting Kazakhstan in 2013, Chinese leader Xi Jinping talked about the New Silk Road project (NSRDahJTkfw envisioning it running across the entire Central Asia, making it not only the longest, but also the most lucrative transport route connecting…

Russian-Kazakh Nuclear Energy Cooperation


At the end of February 2016, a group of representatives of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom visited Kazakhstan. The Russian delegation headed by Deputy General Director of Rosatom Vyacheslav Pershukov met with their partners from…

Chinese Environmental Issues: Is There a Way Out?


In recent years, the difficult ecologic situation in China has become an international issue. Decades of industrial and agricultural development, with no attention paid to environmental issues, have driven some regions to the brink of an ecological…

Who Can Restrain China’s Military Ambitions?


For a long time now China has been Asia’s leading economy. Its influence and growing ambitions worry many neighbouring countries. At the same time, in recent years, United States influence in the Asia Pacific region has decreased noticeably. Therefore…

The “New Silk Road” and Belarus


More than two years have passed since the leadership of the People’s Republic of China announced its decision to revive the Silk Road and establish trade routes connecting the countries of the Pacific Rim to the Middle East and Europe. The Republic of Belarus is expected to be…

Chinese Environmental Problems are Taking a Serious Turn for Worse


The recent announcement that heavy smog has triggered an orange level alert in Beijing, the densely populated capital of China, once again drew the attention of the international community to the environmental problems…

Russian-Vietnamese Cooperation Gains Momentum


In mid-December 2015, the First Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Government Igor Shuvalov visited Vietnam. The Russian Vice Prime Minister met the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang, Vice Prime Minister Hoang Chung Hay…

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