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

September 14, 2016

Remittance Inflows to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2016: Current Trends and Prospects

Russia is an essentially important country for Central Asian migrant workers. Considering the fact that 60% of the remittance to the Central Asian countries is coming from Russia, there is a heavy reliance on the Russian economy by the region countries. In addition, remittance coming from Russia is an essentially […]
July 31, 2016

Refugee Agreement between Turkey and the EU: Evaluating the Relocation and Resettlement Process

After the escalation of the conflict in Syria in 2011, 4.8 million Syrians have fled to the neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. In addition, 6.6 million people are internally displaced in Syria. Moreover, around 1 million of these people have requested an asylum to Europe. […]
July 7, 2016

Remittance Outflow from Russia: Changes in Transfer Cost and Work Permit*

Executive Summary: Remittance which was sent by migrant workers to their home countries are seen as small amounts that meet the needs of the migrants’ households. However, these small amounts are three times larger than total foreign aid in 2015. Russia is an important destination for the Central Asian countries. Over […]
June 17, 2016

Benefits of New Indicators to Immigration Researches

Executive Summary: Every year millions of people migrate to another country with different purposes and due to different circumstances. Majority of the researches in the immigration literature have been analyzing this process from social, economic and cultural perspectives in order to reveal the effects of migration to the host country. On […]
May 24, 2016


Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria, the European Union (EU) countries started suffering from massive illegal migrant influx to Europe. To date over 1.4 million asylum seekers have arrived to the EU searching for better life conditions causing Europe’s migration crisis. The largest numbers of migrants (more […]
April 11, 2016

Turkey-EU Refugee Agreement: Current Developments and Impact of Schengen to Domestic Tourism Sector in Turkey*

The Refugee agreement between Turkey and EU has based on the “one in-one out” rule meaning all refugees arriving in Greece through Turkey will be send back to Turkey if their asylum request has been rejected. In return, for each returned refugee EU countries will permanently accept one Syrian who […]
February 24, 2016

Recent Developments in the Railway Network of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, a country in the heart of Eurasia, has a potential to become a key country to connect transcontinental routes between Europe and Asia. Despite the financial crisis in China the total amount of its trade with the European Union (EU) increased by 11.5% from €466.8 billion in 2014 to €520.6 billion in 2015. It is expected that China’s […]
January 22, 2016

Kyrgyzstan in Eurasian Economic Union: Benefits and Losses

Kyrgyzstan’s accession to Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has been a hot topic for academics, Kyrgyz officials and public interested to the topic to discuss the risks and opportunities it brings to Kyrgyzstan. The main clashing arguments were labor migration; agricultural sector and financial support from Russia to Kyrgyzstan on the […]
January 19, 2016

How Tension between Russia and Turkey Could Affect Trade Relations between Turkey and Kazakhstan?

The aircraft incident, which escalated the tensions between Russia and Turkey, has turned into a regional duello of both diplomatic and economic maneuvers. After violating, the Turkish airspace according to engagement rules Russian aircraft have been shot down by Turkish air forces causing a political headache and significant amount of […]
December 1, 2015

The Geo-economic Importance of the Khorgos Gateway: Current Developments

China is one of the major trade partners of Kazakhstan, actually, it’s the second trade partner after Russia. In order to strengthen the economic relations and to increase the effectiveness of cargo transportation from China to Europe through Kazakhstan, both sides initiated the Khorgos project. The Khorgos International Centre of […]