October 28, 2021

On October 28, 2021, Kanat Makhanov, research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute, conducted a seminar on The Kazakh Diaspora: Patterns of Post-Soviet Urbanization: Case of Kazakhstan

Kanat Makhanov notes that urban population in Kazakhstan has seen very deep transformations after the collapse of the USSR. Besides normal rural to urban migration, the Post-Soviet states have seen a very rapid urban to urban migration flows from small cities and towns towards large cities. As a result, the […]
October 27, 2021

Investors on board as U.S. oil majors dismiss wind and solar projects

Top U.S. oil firms are doubling down on drilling, deepening a divide with European rivals on the outlook for renewables, and winning support from big investors who do not expect the stateside companies to invest in wind and solar […]
October 26, 2021

China Warns U.S. Support for Taiwan Poses ‘Huge Risks’ to Ties

China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks after Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to hold a video summit […]
October 22, 2021

How Russia Is Cashing In on Climate Change

Global warming may pose grave dangers around the world, but as one tiny Russian town on the Arctic Ocean shows, it can also be a ticket to prosperity […]  
October 21, 2021

On October 21, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fırat Yaldız from Social Sciences Institute of the Kastamonu University conducted an online seminar titled “Is There ‘The’ Turkish Diaspora”.

Dr. Fırat Yaldız started his presentation by defining the term “diaspora”. He mentioned that although term “diaspora” used to have a negative connotation and were associated with reports of crimes, ghettoization, genocide, etc., at present it began to gain a neutral meaning, especially with the increase in global migration. He […]
October 20, 2021

Energy trade offers gains for bilateral ties

China’s gas needs could spur more cooperation with US, experts stress […]
October 18, 2021

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory?

Experts say vaccines mandates are ‘100 percent a human rights issue’ but also about keeping society safe. […]
October 18, 2021

China economy slows as power cuts, property woes and Covid take toll

GDP grew 4.9% in the quarter to September, the lowest for a year, as the post-pandemic recovery loses steam and Evergrande problems persist […]
October 14, 2021

On October 14, 2021, Dr Albina Muratbekova conducted a seminar titled “Central Asia in South Korea’s foreign policy”

Dr. Albina Muratbekova looked at South Korea’s foreign policy with the countries of Central Asia through the lens of South Korea’s middle power diplomacy, which is widely used to describe the contemporary role of South Korea in world affairs. The approach aspires to transform Seoul’s traditional reliance on its alliance […]
October 13, 2021

Afghanistan crisis: G20 leaders pledge to avert economic catastrophe

Members of the G20 group of major economies have pledged to avert an economic catastrophe in Afghanistan. […]