Dauren Aben

Dauren Aben

Senior Research fellow

Dauren Aben holds a Master’s in International Relations from Kainar University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a Master’s in International Policy Studies and certificates in nonproliferation studies, conflict resolution, and commercial diplomacy from the California-based Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dauren previously worked as a senior project manager and researcher at the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education. In 2011-2014, he worked as a senior research fellow at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2008-20

Staff's Publications

December 27, 2018

Global Arms Race: Forecast for 2019

The continuation of the military-political confrontation between Russia and the United States in 2019 increases the risk of the beginning of a new arms race and the collapse of the international strategic arms control system. A possible return to a Cold War style full-scale nuclear and missile race would inevitably […]
November 27, 2018

Climate Change in Kazakhstan: Consequences and Solutions

For quite a long time, issues related to climate change and its consequences have not received due attention in Kazakhstan, and virtually no fundamental scientific research on the current situation and possible scenarios of its development has been conducted. Although Kazakhstan ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in […]
October 22, 2018

Will Uzbekistan Outpace Kazakhstan in NPP Construction?

On October 19, 2018, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin officially launched the project to construct Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power plant (NPP). The ceremony marking the start of engineering surveying to select a site for the facility was held in Tashkent as part of Putin’s state visit […]
September 28, 2018

Kazakhstan Sends Peacekeepers to Lebanon

On August 21, 2018, the governments of Kazakhstan and India represented by Kazakh Deputy Minister of Defense Lieutenant-General Talgat Mukhtarov and Indian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Prabhat Kumar, respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint deployment of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent as part of the Indian battalion in […]
September 26, 2018

Turkmenistan-NATO: Cooperation Unhindered By Neutrality

Ashgabat’s interaction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) started in March 1992, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Turkmenistan, along with other post-Soviet states, joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, which was later re-named the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). In July 1992, at the Helsinki Summit […]
May 7, 2018

Tajikistan and NATO: Assistance-Based Partnership

Unlike other Central Asian states, Tajikistan was quite late in starting practical cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), mostly due to the civil war that raged in the country in the first half of 1990s. It became a member of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, which was later […]
April 17, 2018

Евразийский обзор 2017: экономические, социальные и политические перспективы Евразии

В течение последних трех лет Евразийский научно-исследовательский институт (ЕИИ) готовит еженедельные электронные бюллетени, в которых читателям предоставляется своевременный и достоверный анализ последних событий, происходящих на Евразийском континенте. Аналитические материалы, подготовленные нашими сотрудниками, и, в некоторых случаях, внешними экспертами, по достоинству оценены различными учеными, специалистами, должностными лицами и политиками из Турции, […]
April 16, 2018

Eurasia Outlook 2017: Economic, Social and Political Perspectives in Eurasia

Over the last three years, the Eurasian Research Institute (ERI) has been preparing weekly e-bulletins that provide readers with the timely and reliable analysis of recent developments in Eurasia. The analyses, which are prepared by our experts and, in some cases, by external experts, are appreciated by various academicians, specialists, […]
March 26, 2018

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Muscle-Flexing: Opening Path to a New Arms Race?*

On February 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Defense released the Trump administration’s version of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the policy document that describes the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S. national security strategy [U.S. Department of Defense, 2018]. The new NPR that provides for the development and […]
March 5, 2018

Kyrgyzstan-NATO Cooperation: Constructive but Limited

Kyrgyzstan began developing cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), along with other Central Asian states, in 1992 after joining the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC), which was established by the alliance in December 1991 as a forum to discuss and coordinate security issues with its emerging partners. Bishkek’s […]