Aidana Arynbek

Aidana Arynbek

Junior Research fellow

Aidana Arynbek was a research fellow at the Eurasian Research Institute. She holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Warwick (UK). Aidana specializes in theories of International Relations, the Politics of International Trade, International Political Economy. Her research fields are the region of the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus and Central Asia. In 2014 she completed English for Academic Studies at INTO City University in London (UK). In 2013, she was awarded the Bolashak Scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The same year, she received her bachelo

Staff's Publications

July 13, 2016

Contemporary Energy Relations Between Georgia and Azerbaijan

The energy relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia have shown a significant development which serves as a primary factor that have been strengthening their bilateral relations since 1992. Since both countries are located in the South Caucasus, it can be claimed that the geography has laid the foundation for the development […]
July 7, 2016

The United States Revealed it’s Budget Spending on Central Asia for 2017

During a congressional subcommittee on June, 9, 2016, the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) make the case for the department’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2017 budget, which requests $164.1 million for Central Asia. By requesting the budget, Daniel Rosenblum who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary […]
June 17, 2016

The EU and Kazakhstan Upgraded Their Level of Cooperation*

Kazakhstan became the fırst Central Asian country which upgraded its relations with the European Union (EU) to a new level of cooperation after signing the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) on December 21, 2015. However, the agreement has not come into force yet since it requires the ratification by […]
May 30, 2016

The FTA between Vietnam and the EEU: What It Gives to Kazakhstan?*

Vietnam became the first trade partner of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) as a result of the ratification of the agreement on free trade zone on April, 29, 2016. The agreement was signed on May, 2015 which was the first international agreement on free trade zone between the EEU and […]
April 30, 2016

Armenia – Russia Relations ın the Framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

The Collective Security Treaty Organizations (CSTO) is a successor of the Collective Security Treaty (CST), which was signed on the 15th of May, 1992 by newly independent states such as Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Later in 1993, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Georgia joined the Treaty. As a result […]
March 17, 2016

Is Georgia Moving Closer to NATO?

On February 11, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that “Georgia is moving closer to NATO thanks to its reforms, and to its significant contributions to our shared security.”[1] Further he said that prior to joining NATO, Georgia must gain a Membership Action Plan (MAP). The MAP is a NATO […]
January 23, 2016

The South Caucasus is Still Insecure: The Latest Development over the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

The South Caucasus region is still experiencing instability due to the enduring conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The landlocked mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh located within the territory of Azerbaijan, and populated by ethnic Armenian majority. The origin of conflict began in 1988, when Armenia made […]