Lidiya Parkhomchik

Lidiya Parkhomchik

Senior Research fellow

Lydiya Parkhomchik (nee Timofeyenko) was born on February 9, 1984 in Zelenodolsk city, located at the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). Since 1986 she became resident of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She graduated the high school in 2001 and at the same year she admitted to Abylai khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages​​. She graduated from International Relations Department with specialization of analyst with knowledge of a foreign language in 2006 and after that started to work as a lecturer at the Chair of International Relations of KazUIR & WL.

Staff's Publications

February 21, 2018

What are the Reasons for Early Presidential Election in Azerbaijan?

According to the decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev on February 5, 2018, the date of Azerbaijan’s next presidential election was rescheduled to an earlier date by more than six months – from October 17 to April 11. Despite the announcement that this decision was made in accordance with the […]
February 5, 2018

What has Caused Unrest in Iran from Economic Perspective?

Despite the fact that the protests in Iran is not a rare phenomenon[1], the protest that began on December 28, 2017, in Mashhad unexpectedly sparked waves of unrest all across the country. Over two weeks, thousands of Iranians in more than 80 cities took to the streets to denounce high […]
January 29, 2018

Current Developments in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Sector

Nowadays, Kazakhstan is among the world’s fastest-growing primary energy source producers and exporters. The energy industry of Kazakhstan includes oil, gas and coal production, and electricity generation. Being at the heart of Kazakhstan’s energy industry, the  oil and gas sector traditionally generates a large percentage of the country’s GDP. For instance, […]
December 21, 2017

Recent Developments in the Caspian Energy Strategy of Iran

Being an oil export based economy, which focuses on the development of oil and gas bearing areas originating in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, Iran pays less attention to the Caspian region, where there is still much work to be done to develop sustainable exploration and production […]
December 18, 2017

The Price for Recent Breakthroughs in the Caspian Dispute

In 1996, the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan held the first meeting dedicated to resolving the issues of the Caspian Sea legal regime with special attention paid to harmonizing positions and developing common approaches towards drafting the Convention on the Caspian Legal Status. Over the past […]
October 26, 2017

Evaluation of the 2017 Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan

On October 15, 2017, Kyrgyzstan held its second peaceful power transfer leading to the delegation of authority between the members of the Social Democratic Party, which continues to be the ruling party holding the most parliamentary seats. The competition between the two main candidates running for president resulted in a […]
October 18, 2017

The Fifth Caspian Summit in Astana: to be or not to be?

On October 6, 2017, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Astana to have consultations with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov. At the joint press conference following the talks, Lavrov stated that the V. Caspian Summit would be hosted by Kazakhstan next year as the heads of states agreed (Ministry of […]
October 13, 2017

The Caspian Sea Level Changes: Causes and Consequences

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the new independent Caspian littoral states faced with the necessity to adopt their own strategies towards the development of the coastal territories including energy and transport infrastructure improvement. However, since the Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed water body, […]
September 20, 2017

Prospects for the Caspian Ports Infrastructure Development in Iran

Maritime transport plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade and boosting economic development. Being placed in an advantageous geographical position, namely, between the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Iran is strongly interested in the expansion of its maritime transportation network benefiting from the transit advantages. In […]
July 18, 2017

Russian Seaports Development: The Case of Makhachkala Seaport

The Makhachkala seaport was the busiest Russian port in the Caspian basin right up to the recent changes in the oil transportation flows in the region. Until recently, the seaport has accounted for more than a half of the total cargo throughput of Russia’s seaports in the Caspian Sea on […]