Asset Ordabayev

Asset Ordabayev

Junior Research fellow

Asset Ordabayev is a junior research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He holds a BA in International Relations from the KarSU (Karahanda) from 2012. In 2014, he earned his Masters degree in International Relations the Kazak National University (Almaty). From 2014 to 2017 he worked at the Institute of World Economy and Politics as a foreign policy expert. The main research interests are the geopolitical processes on the Eurasian continent within the framework of the development of transport infrastructure, as well as the ongoing proces

Staff's Publications

October 24, 2020

Alternative Route Via Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Vision

On December 19-20, 2019, a meeting of the heads of the national railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. The agenda of the negotiations was the development of an international multimodal route. The meeting was productive, as the parties agreed to launch a pilot train […]
July 11, 2020

Main Trends in Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy in 2018

The end of a calendar year is always a time when results and achievements of an outgoing year are summarized and assessed. This article attempts to highlight important events for Kazakh diplomacy in 2018 and strives to understand what the country’s foreign policy has lost or gained. The first notable […]
June 8, 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Pyrrhic victory over Coronavirus

In November 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made history having become the nation’s longest-serving prime minister: he surpassed Taro Katsura, Japan’s prime minister in the early twentieth century. Abe had big plans for 2020 since the country was supposed to host the Summer Olympic Games, and the prime minister […]
March 16, 2020

Tajikistan: First Elections without Opposition and Emerging Power Transition

On March 1, 2020, the elections to Majlisi Namoyandagon, the lower house of Tajikistan’s parliament (Majlisi Oli), were held. These were the sixth elections after the country gained its independence in 1991. It is noteworthy that the parliamentary elections in Tajikistan are held every five years without any snap elections. […]
January 17, 2020

Russia’s Pivot to Africa

In October 2019, the first Russia-Africa summit was held in the Russian resort city of Sochi, chaired by the presidents of Russia and Egypt, Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the latter in his capacity of the current chair of the African Union. In total, 43 heads of state and […]
October 16, 2019

EU-Japan Partnership: What to Expect?

At the end of September 2019, the European Union (EU) and Japan signed an infrastructure deal to coordinate their transport, energy and digital projects linking Europe and Asia [DW, 2019]. The accord, signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, formalizes Japan’s involvement […]
September 30, 2019

Japan And South Korea: Allies In Conflict

The long-standing contradictions between Japan and South Korea went beyond the bounds of diplomacy, and, as a result, the world’s 3rd and 11th largest economies unleashed a trade war against each other. Potential consequences of this conflict between Washington’s two key allies in Asia can be significant, leading to changes […]
July 5, 2019

Investments in Kazakhstan: Economization of the Country’s Foreign Policy

At the end of 2018, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev replaced the country’s minister of foreign affairs, just a few days before the expiration of Kazakhstan’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC). The appointment of Beibut Atamkulov, the former Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry, as a new […]
April 16, 2019

Will Russia and Japan Reach Consensus on Kuril Islands?

The period under Shinzo Abe’s leadership in Japan can already be described as historical for both internal and external policies of the country. He returned to power for the second time, an extremely rare situation for the Japanese political culture in the absence of a serious political crisis, thus he […]
April 15, 2019

China’s Relations with Southern Europe Annoy Brussels

On March 21-26, 2019, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Italy, France and Monaco (the latter being the first visit by a Chinese president to the principality). The focus of Xi Jinping’s visit was the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). In a […]