July 20, 2017

The New U.S. Administration and the Role of Iranian Domestic Politics in Upholding JCPOA

On July 14, 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), effectively curbing the Iran’s capability to go nuclear for at least next 15 years. According to the agreement, Iran had […]
July 19, 2017

Uzbekistan’s Foreign Policy under the New President

Uzbekistan is a country that has a great clout in shaping the dynamics of Central Asian politics given its size, economy and population. Therefore, any changes in its foreign policy are followed closely by the regional states and the major global powers. After being elected as a president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev […]
July 19, 2017

Kazakhstan and International Peacekeeping: Experience and Potential

In late June 2017, the reports circulated in mass media that Kazakhstan’s military might be deployed in Syria as part of the multilateral mechanism to monitor the ceasefire regime. The news caused a mixed, though mostly negative, reaction among the country’s general public. While opponents of such a step were […]
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 […]
July 17, 2017

Demographic Dynamics in Russia: Evaluation of Family Policy

The demographic situation in Russia has been deteriorating for over two decades between 1992-2012 years number of the population has decreased by 5.2 million people (Rosstat, 2016). Moreover, during 1990-2005 years natural growth of the population was one of the lowest in the world. Starting from 2006 demographic concerns began […]
July 14, 2017

Evaluation of the Resettlement Process: Turkey-EU Agreement and 20 July 2015 Scheme

The civil war in Syria has created one of the largest migration influxes since WWII where 11 million Syrians left their homes in order to escape from the conflict between the regime and opposition forces. During the last six years, 6.6 million Syrians have settled in different parts of Syria, […]
July 6, 2017

The Social Role of Charity and Philanthropy*

Charity  is an urgent and immediate care about those who is in trouble and need help. The concept of philanthropy differs from charity, as it aims to improve the welfare by preventing and solving social problems. If the charity focuses on eliminating the suffering caused by social problems, then it […]
July 6, 2017

Russia-Belarus Oil and Gas Dispute: Problems and Prospects

On March 7, 2017, the Prime Ministers of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states held a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek in order to discuss prospects to strengthen mutual trade and ways to remove barriers for the development of the internal market of the EEU. However, […]
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 […]
June 15, 2017

The Role of Globalization in Facilitating Inclusive Education in Kazakhstan

This paper seeks to answer the central inquiry question: what is role of globalization on facilitating inclusive education in Kazakhstan? This exam paper aims to explore how the globalization process brought the notion of inclusive education to Kazakhstan and further on how global forces shaped/modeled it. Specifically, this paper analyzes […]