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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 […]

Agricultural Potential of Central Asian Countries

Agriculture in Central Asia plays a crucial role in regional development. The region historically specializes in agricultural production and has high shares of rural population. During the Soviet Union, the agricultural south, where Central Asia belonged to, provided the center with the bulk of agricultural raw materials. Uzbekistan is still one […]

Urban Demographics of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country that experiences a rapid urbanization process. In 2019, the country’s urban population reached 10.7 million people, or nearly 58% of the total population [Statistics Committee, 2019]. For the first time statistics registered more than one fifth of the total population of the country and more than […]

Central Asian Heritage in Western Visual Sources: Examples from USA and Russia

Interest in culture and history of Central Asia outside the countries of this region has been maintained for many decades and even centuries. A large role is played by repositories, libraries, museums of countries of the world whose archived written and visual materials can significantly expand the list of resources […]

Internal Migration in Kazakhstan

According to the most recent data from the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, the internal migrants in 2018 amounted to 91,347 people, which is the second highest number of internal migrants registered within a year since 2000, the first being in 2016 when 106,518 […]

Is it worth to Expect Former Friendship in Tajikistan-Iran Relations?

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Dushanbe to participate in the 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held on June 14-15 was signaled as an important milestone in recovering Iran-Tajik relationship. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s greeting “Welcome to your second […]