Dmitry Bokarev

Is China Turning Indo-Pacific Concept into Reality?

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The concept of the Indo-Pacific as a region is relatively new. Western politicians and journalists began using it with increasing frequency as the confrontation between the West and China continued to intensify. The fact is that as PRC’s economic, political and military clout kept growing at an unprecedented rate in the last decade, the nation began to seek the status of…

Can Australia and India Get Cooperation Against China Going?

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Only ten years ago, it would have been impossible to say that the cooperation between Australia and India was particularly active. But since then, the two countries have intensified their efforts to collaborate with one another, with notable success. The reason for India’s and Australia’s increased interest in deepening their partnership…

DefExpo India 2020: Military Cooperation between Russia and India is as Good as Ever

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For some time now, India has been one of the main importers of Russian weapons and military equipment. According to the data provided by the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, India has ordered $70 billion worth of Russian military goods since 1991. And at present, the South Asian…

Russia Is Set to Welcome Africa to Nuclear Age

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The enormous continent of Africa, full of various resources, has, for centuries, attracted the interest of leading world nations. Its worth in their eyes grew even more after the construction of the Suez Canal on the isthmus, connecting the continents of Africa and Asia, to link the Indian Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea (via the Red Sea), thus significantly…

Russian Technology to Keep Global Energy Crisis at Bay

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It is a well-known fact that the global energy economy relies and will continue to rely for many years to come on energy generated by burning fossil fuels, such as natural gas, crude oil derivatives and coal. It is also common knowledge that combustion of large quantities of these energy sources leads to air pollution and other environmental problems that…

Who will Protect Iraq?

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After Afghanistan, the Republic of Iraq became the second country in the Greater Middle East to suffer a US military invasion in recent years. Many years have since past, yet war rages on in this country, between the new government and various ethnic and extremist groups, and it has become a staging ground for American military operations in neighboring Syria. Apart from Syria, Iraq borders with Turkey and Iran…

Global Tourism and International Environment 2018-2019

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It is 2020 and time for the world to sum up the outcomes of different economic sectors, including tourism. At first glance, the tourist industry does not appears to be an important part of the business sphere, unlike the sale of oil and weapons is. However, nowadays, there are hundreds of millions of tourists who not only pay…

Uzbekistan Prepares to Join EAEU

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The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) officially began operating on January 1, 2015 (its members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia). In January 2020, it marked its fifth anniversary. It has an impressive list of achievements to its name: numerous customs barriers have been removed within the Eurasian Economic Space, all five countries…

FTZ with Singapore – a New Bridge between EAEU and ASEAN

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In October 2019, a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Singapore was signed. For EAEU nations the pact offers vast opportunities for cooperation in trade and investment with a country with one of the most developed economies, not only among ASEAN…

Intensity and Stability: The Development of Russian-Vietnamese Relations

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Vietnam is one of Russia’s oldest and most reliable partners in Asia. Friendly relations were established back in the years of the Indochina Wars of the 1950s-1970s. At that time, the Soviet Union helped Vietnamese Communists to first get rid of the French colonialists, then to defeat the Western-ruled South Vietnam…

INDRA-2019 Military Exercises and C-400: Russian-Indian Defense Cooperation Strengthens

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India has long been one of Russia’s most important partners in many areas, including the defense and military fields. The annual INDRA tri-services military exercise between Russian and Indian Armed Forces is a strong testament to this cooperation. The word INDRA itself is a portmanteau…

Russia Takes Over the Middle Eastern Arms Market

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For many years, the Middle East has been a turbulent region, where military clashes and terrorist attacks occur regularly. The Middle Eastern governments pay therefore special attention to security issues and the development of military technologies. It is especially valuable for them to cooperate with Russia in these areas, as Moscow is an established authority in the defense…


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