Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Deputy Director

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay is a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Zhengizkhan completed his bachelor’s degree at international relations department of KIMEP University in 2010. He completed his master thesis named ‘Oralmans integration into Kazakhstani Society: Turkish Kazakh Case’ in International Relations department of KIMEP University in 2014. His research interests include international migration politics, labor and ethnic migrants social and economic integration into society and remittance.

Staff's Publications

July 11, 2017


For a successful development of an economy, there is a need for vibrant labor mobility, which could secure the balance of labor supply and labor demand. In 2016, according to the Russian Federate State Statistics Service (FSSS), by attracting 12.2 million labor migrants, Russia became the second largest migrant receiving […]
June 16, 2017

Evaluation of Devaluation of Ruble: Winners and Losers

The 2015 year was a difficult year for Russia due to the economic slowdown in the economy and sharp depreciation of ruble against the dollar. The ruble has fallen from 39 on 26 September 2014 to 69.4 on 30 January 2015 losing more than half of its value where it […]
May 17, 2017

Turkey-European Union Refugee Agreement: Evaluation of the First Year Achievements

Since 2011, civil war in Syria has forced more than 12 million Syrians to leave their homeland. Among them, 6.6 million Syrians were relocated within the country to safer regions while 5 million Syrians sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq. As of February […]
May 15, 2017

Homecoming or Tourism: Potential of Diaspora Tourism in Turkey

Tourism sector with ever-growing prospects has become one of the major categories of international trade in services. In 2015 1.18 billion international tourists have traveled around the world where international tourism receipts reached $1.26 trillion. International tourism represents 7% of the world’s exports of goods and services. In total tourism […]
March 13, 2017

Migration Crisis: EU’s Efforts to Isolate the Crisis in the Central Mediterranean

In March 2017, civil war in Syria will enter its 6th year. During this period, 11 million Syrians flee from their homes where 6.6 million Syrians migrated to different parts of the country while 4.95 million of them seek refuge abroad. The majority of Syrians are migrated to neighboring countries […]
February 15, 2017

Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Iran in the Post Sanctions Period

Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), after 2 years of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015. Under the agreement, Iran agreed to significantly reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium […]
February 3, 2017

The Future of the Labor Market in Russia

Depopulation, aging and shrinking number of the working-age population are some of the biggest challenges which Russian labor market face today. The year 1995 is an important year for demographic dynamics in Russia because after that year number of population continuously decreased and according to forecasts it will fall even […]
November 16, 2016

Liberalizing the Labor Market in Kazakhstan

Today, highly skilled workers play an essential role in the economic development of, especially in developing countries. This skilled labor force is the engine of breakthrough innovations that boost the economic growth with new production methods. However, the distribution of highly skilled workers in the world is imbalanced, in particular, […]
October 19, 2016

Russia’s Immigration Policy: How Does it Affect Different Labor Migrant Groups?

With 12 million people migrating to Russia annually the country holds the second most popular migrant magnet destination title after United States (47 million) (UN, 2016). Russia sets apart from other migrant-receiving countries in terms of structure, profile and background of the migration influx to Russia. In usual cases, people […]
October 19, 2016

Russia-Uzbekistan Migration Agreement

Relations between the Central Asian countries and Russia integrated with each other in many aspects and one of them is labor migration from Central Asia to Russia. Labor migration from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Russia is essentially important for these remittance-dependent countries in Central Asia. For international migrants, Russia […]