July 7, 2016

The United States Revealed it’s Budget Spending on Central Asia for 2017

During a congressional subcommittee on June, 9, 2016, the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) make the case for the department’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2017 budget, which requests $164.1 million for Central Asia. By requesting the budget, Daniel Rosenblum who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary […]
July 7, 2016

The Eurasia Project: a New Challenge for Kazakhstan’s Energy Industry

It is well known that over 90% of revenues, which go to the National Fund (NF) of Kazakhstan, originate from exports of energy resources. Taking into account the fact that these funds are allocated for both increasing economic development and financing budget deficits, there is a strong need for keeping […]
June 25, 2016

Why is China Moving Production Facilities to Kazakhstan?

The total number of industrial enterprises of China ranks first in the world. Currently, about 3/5 of the labor force working in heavy industry have generated half of the industrial output.[i]. More than half of the main public fund industry is concentrated in large cities with population over 500 thousand […]
June 16, 2016

Security Issues of the Caspian Sea Region

In the context of global security challanges that spread across the Middle East and North Africa dramatically reshaping the geopolitical landscape of the region more than anything else demonstrated the importance of ensuring  international and regional security. The newly unstable security environment has created an array of challenges for Eurasia […]
May 30, 2016

Alternative Energy Sources of Uzbekistan*

There is a huge potential for the development of renewable energy sources (RES) in Uzbekistan. While the World Bank statistics mention 100 percent access of the population to the electricity,[1] according to some estimates for about 1500 rural settlements of 1,5 million people are not properly connected to the central power […]
May 30, 2016

Internationalization of the Chinese Higher Education: The Case of Kazakhstan

China, with the largest population in the world of over 1.3 billion people, has moved into the second place in the world in terms of the size of its economy. The higher education sector has grown tremendously. Now China has a goal to accept 500,000 students by 2020 and the […]
May 22, 2016

Does the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route Bring New Opportunities for Ukraine?

After suspending the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine from January 1, 2016, Russia imposed a food embargo on Ukraine and blocked the transit of Ukrainian goods heading to Central Asian countries and China. Under new regulations, the Ukrainian goods can be transported via Russian railways only in case if Ukraine’s […]
May 6, 2016

Oil Sector Development of Uzbekistan: from Net Exporter to Net Importer

Uzbekistan is a large producer of oil and oil products in Central Asia. The supplies, however, no longer meet the demand for oil products in the country. Because Uzbek authorities are guided by the belief of self-sufficiency and do not show willingness to import oil, its consumption level has been […]
May 6, 2016

Competing Interests of Iran and Kazakhstan in the Oil Market?*

Kazakhstan is rich for natural resources, especially crude oil. It possesses 30 thousand million barrels, which places it in the top 15 in the world’s ranking. The country is also one of the major producers with the daily production rate of 1701 thousand barrels in 2014 (top 20 major producers).1 More […]
April 19, 2016

New Format of Dialogue between the U.S. and Central Asian States: C5+1 Initiative

The decision of principle to launch a new dialogue format between the U.S. and Central Asian countries was made during the UN General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2015. After On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Ministers […]