"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S NEW AFRICA STRATEGY

DOI: 10.31857/S032150750004743-9

Andrei Yu. URNOV, Dr.Sc. (History), Chief Research Fellow, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences 

    The author analyses political, economic and military aspects of the new US Africa strategy, approved by president D.Trump on December 12 2018 and made public next day by his National Security advisor John Bolton. According to the official version, the release of the strategy was prompted by the conclusion that the African policy which had been pursued, proved to be inefficient. Billions and billions of dollars invested by US in Africa have not led to stable governance and economic viability, neither have they stopped terrorism, or prevented other powers, such as Chine and Russia, to increase their own influence on the continent. This situation runs counter the US interest, threatens its national security.

THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR AND THE SOVIET UNION’S INVOLVEMENT INTO THE CONFLICT

DOI: 10.31857/S032150750004750-7

POSIBI A. Preye (Nigeria), Post-graduate student (International Relations and Foreign Policy), People’s Friendship University of Russia ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

    The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, took place between July 6, 1967 and January 13, 1970, and was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra.

OIL OR BLOOD? THE DETERMINANTS OF INSURGENCY OUTCOMES IN SYRIA AND IRAQ

DOI: 10.31857/S032150750004753-0

SAVASTA Lucrezia (Italy), Post-graduate student, Higher School of Economics - National Research University, Moscow, Russian Federation ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )  

    The study of insurgency outcomes in oil-producing states, in the Middle East, has been slightly explored by past scholars. Nowadays it is becoming increasingly important to understand why different groups can be more successful than others and what are the determinants that shape insurgency outcomes.