Dmitry Bokarev

Russia and Kyrgyzstan: New Stage in Relations

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On 28 March 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Kyrgyzstan. His Kyrgyz counterpart, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov, called the trip historical. Media outlets have primarily focused on agreements, reached via negotiations between the two leaders, on the expansion of the territory…

Russia Bolsters Security in Central Asia

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The main aim of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), as the name suggests, is to ensure security in its member-states (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan). There are a number of troublesome zones that require increased CSTO focus in the region where the countries of this organization…

Russia Is Consolidating Its Position in Arab ...

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The Middle East is a region that generates the most interest among key players on the world stage, such as Russia, the United States and China. The region’s importance stems from economic factors (as it is home to vast hydrocarbon deposits and a large pool of human resources) and…

Will Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join Collect...

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It is springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. The snow is melting and the roads are becoming more and more passable, and the warmth and longer daylight hours are encouraging us to enjoy more time outdoors. With the natural world waking up in time for spring, humans are becoming increasingly more active in all spheres…

Future of Russian-UAE Military and Technical ...

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In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) became an important partner for Russia in the Middle East by choosing to support Russian Federation’s military actions in Syria in 2015. Owing to increasing mutual trust and the need to cooperate on security, Russia and the UAE began…

The UAE Seeks Closer Relations with Russia

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Up until recently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was not one of Russia’s closest partners. Since diplomatic relations were established in 1971, the two countries have maintained friendly relations and have had a modest degree of partnership, but there was no clear reason for…

A Prosperous Time for the Russian Defense Ind...

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It is well known that military and technical cooperation is a sign that there is a great degree of trust and strong ties between the two states to begin with, and secondly, this cooperation is one way to further strengthen bilateral ties. The economic side of cooperation is just one part, but it is important because the arms trade is a high-tech sector of the economy, which brings in significant…

Record-breaking Cooperation between Russia an...

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Military and technical cooperation (MTC) between the Russian Federation and the Republic of India is developing at a powerfully rapid pace. Many experts are saying that India’s purchase of a Russian-made S-400 air…

“Kalashnikov” in India: a Success...

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A great success has been achieved in one area of cooperation between India and Russia: the military and technical sphere. For quite some time now, the Republic of India has been viewed as a key importer of Russian weapons. In recent years, this special status enjoyed by…

Will US Interfere with China’s Plans in Afric...

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For many years now China has been actively expanding its economic presence in Africa. Accomplishments of the “Celestial Kingdom” are truly impressive. Currently, China is one of Africa’s biggest trading partners. More than a thousand Chinese companies have operations on…

Combat Brotherhood of CSTO Сountries

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Events taking place in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa are prompting all the Eurasian nations to focus on security and fighting terrorism. And the region that requires special attention is Central Asia. It is located in the heart of Eurasia, and if powerful military bases…

Military-technical Cooperation between Russia...

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For several decades now, a civil war has been raging in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which is rife with terrorism. This breeding ground of instability threatens Central Asia, South Asia, and indirectly all the Eurasian nations. Russia is among nations that have…


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