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On the Eve of the Presidential Elections in Iran

Since the presidential elections have become an integral part of the Iranian political landscape there was no doubt that there will be a tight race between the candidates contending for the presidency. The very fact that the authorities chose live broadcasting of the presidential debates to mitigate resentment in the […]

Homecoming or Tourism: Potential of Diaspora Tourism in Turkey

Tourism sector with ever-growing prospects has become one of the major categories of international trade in services. In 2015 1.18 billion international tourists have traveled around the world where international tourism receipts reached $1.26 trillion. International tourism represents 7% of the world’s exports of goods and services. In total tourism […]

US Narrative on Climate Change and How It Would Affect the Paris Deal

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order which rolls back Obama’s environmental regulations, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) (BBC, 2017). CPP was aimed at cutting fossil fuels from electricity production in order to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution while helping the country to prepare […]

UN in Preparation for the Ocean Conference

The high-level United Nations (UN) Conference to Support the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, shortly called Ocean Conference, is to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York on June 5-9, 2017. In this […]

How are the Museums? Van Gogh Museum as a Successful Experience of Museum Work

Kazakh society has come to understand that the development of culture or cultural potential is one of the key priorities of the development of countries in the world. Therefore, the presence of an effectively functioning infrastructure of cultural institutions and mechanisms to ensure the preservation and enrichment of the national […]

Gender Equality or Gender Inequality?

A gender perspective in anticipation of Women’s Day looks completely natural. However, the problems of society’s attitude to women is so serious that go far beyond the celebratory presentations, speeches and congratulations. As we know, gender inequality remains a major barrier to human development. For all basic parameters set by […]

Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan Transport System Improvement

Taking into account the increasing trade flows in the Eurasian region, Kazakhstan started to make significant investments in the expansion of its transport capacity. Astana has a vital interest in deepening cooperation with the neighboring countries on the issue of development of its regional transport infrastructure with its further integration […]

Migration Crisis: EU’s Efforts to Isolate the Crisis in the Central Mediterranean

In March 2017, civil war in Syria will enter its 6th year. During this period, 11 million Syrians flee from their homes where 6.6 million Syrians migrated to different parts of the country while 4.95 million of them seek refuge abroad. The majority of Syrians are migrated to neighboring countries […]

The IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Bank to Open in Kazakhstan by September 2017*

Speaking on March 6, 2017 to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General, announced that the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Storage Facility in Kazakhstan was scheduled to be constructed and launched by September 2017 (Amano, 2017). When put into operation, […]

Latest Developments in Kazakhstan’s Navy Strengthening

Since independence, Kazakhstan has always demonstrated its interest and readiness to improve its Armed Forces. Since boosting the Caspian security through the successful development of the maritime border capabilities became the vital element of Kazakhstan’s military reform agenda, it was decided to pay special attention to establish the Naval Forces. […]