Dmitry Bokarev

Will Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join Collective Security Treaty Organization?


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 Cooperation

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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


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 Industry


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 and India in Defense Technology


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 Story of Bilateral Collaboration


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 Africa?


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


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 and Afghanistan: History and Future Prospects


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…

US Actions Foster De-dollarization


After the world financial crisis of 2008-2010, the process of de-dollarization began in the world economy. Increasingly more countries around the world, especially in Asia, are striving to decrease their use of American currency in their foreign trade. Doing so helps them to protect their financial…

India Chooses Russia


India is one of Russia’s strategic partners in Asia. For many decades the two countries have shared warm ties and engaged in mutually beneficial cooperation. This is still true today despite certain aspects of foreign policies adopted by two nations, as, for instance, India’s cooperation with the USA and the Russian Federation’s strengthening relations with Pakistan, one…

Central Asian Power Industry to Support Afghan Economy


The power generating sector plays a crucial role in re-establishing peace and stability in the territory of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. No modern nation can hope for rapid and stable development when facing energy shortages. And this is especially true for war-torn Afghanistan. International armed forces…

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