Petr Konovalov

India’s Catastrophic COVID-19 Second Wave: Causes, Consequences and Outlook

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Recently, India has been recording the highest number of novel coronavirus cases per day in the world. The crisis in the country with a population of approximately 1.36 billion people has reached catastrophic heights – from 250,000 to 270,000 COVID-19 infections a day. This article will focus on the second wave of the pandemic…

New Zealand at a Crossroads: Foreign Policy Challenges in 2021

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Recently, Australia and New Zealand have been experiencing considerable difficulties in finding a balance in their relations between the PRC and the United States: two antagonists with whom they both need to maintain political and economic ties. China is vigorously using financial leverage on its South Pacific trading partners…

Returning to Asia: What’s Moving Britain?

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The convergence of the Indian and Pacific Oceans into a single geostrategic space — the Indo-Pacific Region (IPRDahJTkfw — and the growing competition between the major regional players — China and India — have encouraged the involvement of new international actors, including Britain, in IPR affairs. After the country’s exit from the European Union…

Russia and China are Fostering Military Cooperation

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At different times, relations between Russia and China have evolved in different ways, but in recent years they have grown increasingly close, both against the backdrop of growing disagreements with the West and owing to the growing threat of international terrorism. The problem of terrorism is particularly acute in Eurasia, and the fight against it requires uniting the efforts…

The Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia: New Challenges for South East Asia

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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRIDahJTkfw is one of the largest in scale infrastructure projects in our history, which was proposed by the PRC as far back as 2013. Its main aim is to link via roads, railways, deep water ports, wharfs and industrial zones all 5 continents and approximately 130 of the world’s nations, which, on becoming a part…

American Advances, Indian and Chinese Money Force Sri Lanka into Difficult Choice

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For several years now, there has been an intense phase of political and economic struggle between the United States and China. PRC claims to be the new major superpower and seeks to push America out of its traditional areas of influence, even in the most literal sense, such as through lucrative trade, massive credits and investments, drawing…

Depletion of the World Ocean: Is It a Shared Responsibility or Should We Look for Someone to Blame?

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Despite the fact that agriculture has been developed for many thousands of years, humanity is still forced to get some of the food it consumes from the wild. For example, a significant portion of people’s diet worldwide is comprised of fish from oceans and rivers. The chief consumer of fish…


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