Russia is expanding its geopolitical footprint. Alongside its established military bases across Europe and Asia, the country has plans to open bases across Africa and South America, in an effort to restore its status as a global power. Most recently, in November twenty-twenty, Russia secured a twenty-five-year agreement with the Sudanese government, to build a naval logistics centre at Port Sudan. By opening a base on the Red Sea, Russia joins the UAE and Turkey which are also expanding their geopolitical footprints in the region, which is expected to be at the epicentre of an explosion of economic and trade growth going into the twenty-first century.