January 1, 2022

Shadowed Social Aspects of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, as many experts and observers have already noted, did not so much generate, but intensify and exacerbate some of the negative trends that existed in society before its appearance. The current situation shows that many half-hidden problems in society have suddenly turned into social pain points, which […]
December 26, 2021

Post-Merkel Germany: Problems and Prospects

Social Democrat politician Olaf Scholz was approved as the new Federal Chancellor of the country by voting in the 20th term Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany on December 8th 2021. Olaf Scholz, who won 395 of the 707 votes used in the 736- member Bundestag, officially took the […]
December 24, 2021

A New Turning Point in the Integration of the Turkic World: “Turkic World Vision-2040”

The 8th Summit of the Turkic Council, held in Istanbul on November 12th 2021, can be considered as a turning point in various aspects. First of all, the Turkic Council (Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries), which was the result of a process started in 1992 was trans-formed into the […]
December 10, 2021

China’s New Cybersecurity Regulations and its Potential Effects

Being the largest digital market in the world in terms of digital payments, mobile services with the largest number of internet users, China has been working on reinforcing its cybersecurity. In line with President Xi Jinping’s vision of data-driven governance that recognizes in 2020 the data as the fifth “factor […]
December 6, 2021

From The Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific: Underlying Trends and Implications

Since recently, we have been witnessing the term “Indo-Pacific” being used more often than “Asia-Pacific” in the context of global affairs. Oftentimes this new tendency is viewed as a result of recent shifts in the focus by the West in its engagement with the countries of the Pacific region and […]
December 3, 2021

Migration from Afghanistan: Migration Route and Afghans in Turkey

When we look at the recent political history of Afghanistan, we can see that the country is troubled with a series of developments that are far from peace and stability for almost the last 40 years. If we look at the historical sequence of events, the instability process started after […]
November 22, 2021

Current Developments in Central Asian Agricultural Products Trade

Agriculture remains a key sector for Central Asian economies in terms of food security, employment, and trade. In 2019, employment in agriculture (as % of total employment) in Central Asian countries remained high and varied from the lowest 15% in Kazakhstan to the highest 45% in Tajikistan. In terms of […]
November 15, 2021

The Current Coal Crisis in China and Perspectives for the Eurasian Region

Almost about a year after the impressive climate target pledge expressed by the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 75th Session of The United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, where in pursuit of “a green recovery of the world economy in the post-COVID era” the country aimed at carbon […]
November 4, 2021

The Impact of Aral Sea on Ecological Migration: The Case of Kyzylorda Region

Various environmental problems have emerged in the territory of Kazakhstan, causing different tensions in the regions during recent years. One of them is the Aral Sea problem, which has emerged as a result of anthropogenic activities. It is well known that the drying up of the Aral Sea has turned […]
October 28, 2021

Lessons from the World University Rankings: The Chinese Experience

Autumn is the time for summing up the results in many areas of activity and drawing up annual international rankings as the most important tool for assessment and orientation. The World University Rankings 2022, which has already become traditional, gives an idea of the status of the best educational institutions […]