October 10, 2019

Shaping the Future

September 11 this year, the results of the World University Rankings 2020 were published, providing information that gives some stability to the academic community and the hope that higher education in the world is still developing in the global environment, overcomes crisis phenomena with more or less success, and affects […]
September 30, 2019

A Date that cannot be Undone

Reading is one of the most useful human skills, which makes it possible to acquire and create knowledge; the reading process is easy because it is quickly mastered by almost every child, and difficult because it involves increased work of consciousness, intelligence, soul, if we talk about reading as a […]
September 28, 2019

Agricultural Potential of Central Asian Countries

Agriculture in Central Asia plays a crucial role in regional development. The region historically specializes in agricultural production and has high shares of rural population. During the Soviet Union, the agricultural south, where Central Asia belonged to, provided the center with the bulk of agricultural raw materials. Uzbekistan is still one […]
September 27, 2019

Urban Demographics of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country that experiences a rapid urbanization process. In 2019, the country’s urban population reached 10.7 million people, or nearly 58% of the total population [Statistics Committee, 2019]. For the first time statistics registered more than one fifth of the total population of the country and more than […]
September 10, 2019

Central Asian Heritage in Western Visual Sources: Examples from USA and Russia

Interest in culture and history of Central Asia outside the countries of this region has been maintained for many decades and even centuries. A large role is played by repositories, libraries, museums of countries of the world whose archived written and visual materials can significantly expand the list of resources […]
July 31, 2019

Internal Migration in Kazakhstan

According to the most recent data from the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, the internal migrants in 2018 amounted to 91,347 people, which is the second highest number of internal migrants registered within a year since 2000, the first being in 2016 when 106,518 […]
July 30, 2019

Is it worth to Expect Former Friendship in Tajikistan-Iran Relations?

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Dushanbe to participate in the 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held on June 14-15 was signaled as an important milestone in recovering Iran-Tajik relationship. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s greeting “Welcome to your second […]
July 28, 2019

Fresh Impulse of the BRI Projects in Central Asia

Central Asia, where the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was started back in 2013, has witnessed fresh momentum of the Chinese projects after the visit of Chinese President along with other leaders at two multilateral forums. Namely, the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai […]
July 20, 2019

SCO 2019 Summit: Controversial Stability

Annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held from 13-14 June 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It was the 19th summit of the Eurasian major institution since its establishment and the 2nd meeting in an enlarged Council of heads of state. This also was the first trip abroad of Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev after his […]
July 19, 2019

China Meets New Hongxit?

Hong Kong’s accession to mainland China in 1997 was a great achievement for Chinese diplomacy and Deng Xiaoping personally. The former British colony joined Beijing; the world recognized Hong Kong as part of China. However, China established a Special Administrative Region (SAR) status for Hong Kong and retained extended autonomy […]