Dmitry Bokarev

Eurasian Economic Union: Steady Progress Towards Eurasian Integration


Eurasian integration and developing relations with Asian countries are important items on Russia’s present-day political agenda.  One of the platforms for moving forward on these issues is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus…

Strategic Partnership between Russia and Indonesia in Asia Pacific


For some time now, Russia has been strengthening its position in Southeast Asia by developing partnerships with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, including Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia is a country with a number of unique characteristics…

India and China en Route to Harmonizing Relations


China and India occupy first and third places in terms of economic development in Asia, respectively. Both countries have enormous land and human resources, sea access routes and big plans for further development. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that the two are in fundamental…

Myanmar Leads Russia to the Bay of Bengal


The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (RUM) is one of the important members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This country is of no small importance for the entire Asia-Pacific Region, and such important players as India, China, and the USA are fighting for…

India and Afghanistan Strengthen Their Cooperation


The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) is still going through hard times. The country is teeming with terrorist groups who are fighting both with the legitimate government and with one another. Many countries, including the US, believe that the issue should be resolved first and…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership without US


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a draft of a free-trade zone (FTZ) which is aimed at uniting practically the whole Asia-Pacific (APAC). Originally, the TPP was considered an exclusively American project aimed at strengthening the US influence in the APAC and decreasing…

Russia and India on the Brink of a Major Trade Breakthrough


Russia and India are long-standing partners with a rich history of mutually beneficial cooperation. The two countries have great trading potential. However, Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation cannot yet be called very active. This situation is not acceptable to either…

Trump’s Mexico Policy Plays Right into Beijing’s Hands


In recent decades, China has gradually driven the USA out of Asia and has begun occupying the leading economic and political role in this region. However, the PRC’s activity is not limited to Asia. The Chinese presence is being felt more and more on the North American continent. One of…

Chinese Capital is Taking Over ASEAN


Malaysia is one of the most developed members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Its relationship with China was, until recently, fairly tense. Malaysia’s geographic location allowed it to control the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s most important seaways…

US is Stepping on the Cuban Rake Again


The relations with the Republic of Cuba have long been one of the most painful problems of the United States. Even after the withdrawal of its main ally – the USSR – from the global stage, all the US attempts to get Cuba under its influence have failed. Lately, Cuba has acquired…

Vietnam International Trade Conference – a Bridge Between the EEU and ASEAN


It is no secret that Vietnam is Russia’s key partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The two countries are linked by their long-standing, stable and friendly relations. Vietnam is also one of the most successful and influential members of ASEAN. Taken…

Ongoing Russo-Vietnamese Military Cooperation Ensures Regional Stability


It’s a well-established fact that when two states are determined engage in defense and security cooperation in a bilateral format, they must enjoy sound relations before even thinking about such an undertaking. The Socialist Republic of…

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