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

March 19, 2019

Far and Near South Caucasus: Present-Day Georgia-Armenia Relations

On March 13-14, 2019, President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili made an official visit to Armenia [Sputnik-Georgia, 2019]. It should be noted after the change of the Georgian constitution the powers of the president were reduced, therefore, this visit had a symbolic character. For Armenia, the borders of which with Azerbaijan […]
February 22, 2019

Will Anti-Chinese Sentiment Mar Kyrgyzstan-China Relations?

The anti-Chinese sentiment has increased in Kyrgyzstan lately as three rallies protesting China’s policies were held in Bishkek from December 2018 to February 2019. The first one was held on December 20, 2018, near the Chinese Embassy. About 150 participants demanded to release ethnic Kyrgyz people from the so-called re-education […]
January 15, 2019

Main Geopolitical Risks for Eurasia in 2019

If the end of a year is a reason to sum up, the beginning is an opportunity to try to understand what might happen in the near future. Making any predictions is always a risk, but they allow to outline the range of key events that require close attention. Moreover, […]
November 19, 2018

Kazakhstan-Russian Relations: Risk Factors

On November 9, 2018, the northern Kazakh city of Petropavlovsk hosted the 15th forum of interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia. The presidents of both countries, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, took part in the forum, as well as more than 250 Russian delegates, including the regional governors and the heads […]
October 26, 2018

Fifth Anniversary of Belt and Road Initiative: Results and Prospects

In September 2013, at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of the need for cooperation between Central Asia and China and proposed the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt, which would revive a land route from China to Europe via Central Asia. Further, in October 2013, […]
October 19, 2018

Beijing Faces Growing Challenges to Its South China Sea Claims

Today, the South China Sea is a key transit hub for world trade, where two world powers, China and the United States(U.S.), clash with each other over disputed territories or waters, which puts this regional crisis in the category of the largest political problems of the modern world. That is […]