August 27, 2021

The Social Progress Index Gives its Independent Assessment

There are various ways of perceiving and measuring a country’s success. One of the most basic ones involves tying the success to the economy and mainly measuring the economic performance of a nation. However, the economy does not always tell the whole story, as even a stronger economy does not […]
August 27, 2021

Infrastructure and Trade Facilitation in the Eurasian Region

High-quality infrastructure remains critical for economic growth and international trade. Hard and soft infrastructure, effective customs regulation, including digitization of customs procedures are important for boosting trade indicators. Therefore, this commentary aims to analyze recent developments in infrastructure and trade facilitation in the Eurasian region, reveal its problems and provide […]
June 10, 2021

Studying the Public Perception of Climate Change and Environmental Issues in Kazakhstan

One of the global factors that determine the main vectors of global development in the 21st century will be climate change. Concerns about the adverse effect of human activity on the environment and notable shifts in the global climate started to rise by the end of the 20th century. Currently, […]
June 9, 2021

Implications of Pandemic for Labor Migrants of Tajikistan

The pandemic created significant challenges for the movement of people. When governments were forced to ban international travels in order to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19, migrants became among the most affected by the consequences of such restrictions. Tajikistan, with its high dependence on labor migration to Russia, unfortunately, turned […]
June 8, 2021

Indexation of think tanks as a stimulus for their development

It is already widely accepted that data is “the oil of the 21st century” as those who acquire and analyze relevant data can subsequently use it to gain financial, social, or even political powers as is evident in the case of the Big Tech. However, in contrast to natural resources […]
June 8, 2021

Macroeconomic Effects of Infrastructure Development

Many developing countries in the Eurasian region are in search of economic growth drivers. The previous growth models mainly based on fuel exports can no longer guarantee sustainable development due to ongoing structural transformations in the global economy. Renewable energy investments demonstrate high growth rates. Gradual substitution of traditional energy […]
June 7, 2021

The International Relations System after COVID-19

Different main actors have come to the forefront with the change of the international relations system many times since the Westphalian order (1648), which is considered as the beginning of the international relations system. With the system change, the basic actors of the system have changed and the existing concepts […]
May 12, 2021

Enhancing the Capacity of the Korday-Ak Zhol Checkpoint: Implications for Bilateral Cooperation

On April 2, 2021, the major border checkpoint at Kazakh-Kyrgyz international boundary – the Korday-Ak Zhol was opened after renovation by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ulukbek Maripov. During the opening ceremony, which was part of the ninth meeting of the intergovernmental council, counterparts […]
May 11, 2021

Mutual Effects of Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate change remains one of the most important challenges and threats for humanity. It has substantial economic costs. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are externalities and represent the biggest market failure the world has seen [Stern, 2008].  Negative impacts of climate change vary across different sectors. Agriculture remains one of the […]
May 11, 2021

Prospects and Problems of the Kashagan Field

The Kashagan offshore oil and natural gas field is one of the largest and most operationally difficult field in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, which spans to an are of 75 kilometre (km) by 45 km, with 36.6 billion barrels of oil and 1 trillion cubic meters of […]