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India’s Citizenship Troubles

Since December 2019, India, the second most populous nation in the world with great diversity in religion, ethnicities, and language, has been facing large-scale  protests across the country. Mass protests swept when the parliament on December 11 approved the new Citizenship Amendment Act, which makes religion a criterion for receiving […]

East Asia Summit in Pursuit of Dialogue

Amid the gradually growing U.S.-China tensions, the Indo-Pacific region has become another arena for the two powers to defend their interests. The Southeast Asian countries, embroiled into this competition yet trying to refrain from choosing the sides, attempt to play a more decisive role in the region through the ASEAN […]

India-China Informal Summit: A Way to Deepen the Dialogue

The second informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held in Mamallapuram near Chennai in India on October 11-12, 2019 was marked as an efficient dialogue platform to deepen dialogue and promote mutual understanding between the leaders. Acknowledging the progress made since their first […]

Islamic Studies Continue to Develop

On October 1-6, 2019, the III Forum of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Scholars on “Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and the Way Forward” was held in Istanbul [IIIT, 2019]. The forum was jointly organized by Azerbaijan Public Association ‘Idrak’ and the International Institute of Islamic […]

Explaining Demographics of Karagandy Agglomeration

According to the latest demographic data published by the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of National Economy, by July 1, 2019, the population of Kazakhstan reached 18,507,942 people, which is 0.61% higher than at the beginning of the year. Out of 17 regions of the country, only five experienced […]

Natural Gas Industry of Kazakhstan: Key Features and Future Prospects

Among the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Kazakhstan has the 2rd largest liquid hydrocarbon fields after Russia. (ROGTEC, 2015) According to the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, the recoverable natural gas reserves in the country are estimated at 4.03 cubic meters[1]. Therefore, on natural gas reserves, Kazakhstan ranks […]

EU-Japan Partnership: What to Expect?

At the end of September 2019, the European Union (EU) and Japan signed an infrastructure deal to coordinate their transport, energy and digital projects linking Europe and Asia [DW, 2019]. The accord, signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, formalizes Japan’s involvement […]

Eurasian Vector of President Tokayev’s Foreign Visits

In the autumn of 2019, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was busy with foreign visits. Following the visits to China and the United States in September, he participated in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan on October 1, in the plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in […]

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 […]

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 […]