On December 1, Abishur Prakash launched a groundbreaking new book called “Next Geopolitics: The Future of World Affairs (Technology).” It looks at how new technologies like robotics, embryo editing, and food cloning will transform world affairs. Russia is featured multiple times in the book for its advances in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Russia is in a period of resurgence around the world.
In Central Asia and Eastern Europe, Russia is a founding member of the Eurasian Economic Union, an alternative economic bloc to the EU, that went into effect at the beginning of 2015 and includes over 180 million people. In Asia and North America, Russia is reportedly looking into re-opening military bases in Vietnam and Cuba, bases that were shut down at the beginning of the 21st century (although for now, Vietnam has rejected foreign bases on its soil). And, in the Middle East, Russia has held its first military drills with Egypt and has continued to fight terrorists in Syria.
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