July 11, 2020

Current Developments in a Dispute over the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea

It is widely known that nowadays the littoral states of the Caspian region have moved far away from the legal-theoretical dilemma of whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake in a legal sense (Janusz-Pawletta, 2015). The countries bordering the Caspian Sea are trying to regulate all aspects of […]
July 10, 2020

World Trade Organization’s Regulation Harmonization with Other Organization: Eurasian Economic Union

World Trade Organization (WTO) has been established as GATT in 1947 with the purpose of reducing the tariffs on goods and services to boost the global economic output. The reason why GATT has been turn into World Trade Organization in 1995 is because GATT regulations especially in terms of services, […]
December 27, 2019

India’s Citizenship Troubles

Since December 2019, India, the second most populous nation in the world with great diversity in religion, ethnicities, and language, has been facing large-scale  protests across the country. Mass protests swept when the parliament on December 11 approved the new Citizenship Amendment Act, which makes religion a criterion for receiving […]
November 12, 2019

East Asia Summit in Pursuit of Dialogue

Amid the gradually growing U.S.-China tensions, the Indo-Pacific region has become another arena for the two powers to defend their interests. The Southeast Asian countries, embroiled into this competition yet trying to refrain from choosing the sides, attempt to play a more decisive role in the region through the ASEAN […]
October 28, 2019

India-China Informal Summit: A Way to Deepen the Dialogue

The second informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in Mamallapuram near Chennai in India on October 11-12, 2019 was marked as an efficient dialogue platform to deepen dialogue and promote mutual understanding between the leaders. Acknowledging the progress made since their first […]
October 20, 2019

Islamic Studies Continue to Develop

On October 1-6, 2019, the III Forum of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Scholars on “Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and the Way Forward” was held in Istanbul [IIIT, 2019]. The forum was jointly organized by Azerbaijan Public Association ‘Idrak’ and the International Institute of Islamic […]
October 20, 2019

Explaining Demographics of Karagandy Agglomeration

According to the latest demographic data published by the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, by July 1, 2019, the population of Kazakhstan reached 18,507,942 people, which is 0.61% higher than at the beginning of the year. Out of 17 regions of the country, only five experienced […]
October 17, 2019

Natural Gas Industry of Kazakhstan: Key Features and Future Prospects

Among the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Kazakhstan has the 2rd largest liquid hydrocarbon fields after Russia. (ROGTEC, 2015) According to the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, the recoverable natural gas reserves in the country are estimated at 4.03 cubic meters[1]. Therefore, on natural gas reserves, Kazakhstan ranks […]
October 16, 2019

EU-Japan Partnership: What to Expect?

At the end of September 2019, the European Union (EU) and Japan signed an infrastructure deal to coordinate their transport, energy and digital projects linking Europe and Asia [DW, 2019]. The accord, signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, formalizes Japan’s involvement […]
October 15, 2019

Eurasian Vector of President Tokayev’s Foreign Visits

In the autumn of 2019, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was busy with foreign visits. Following the visits to China and the United States in September, he participated in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan on October 1, in the plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in […]