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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. […]

Lianyungang Logistics Terminal: New Trade Opportunities for Kazakhstan and China*

Despite the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), China remains the major trade partner of Kazakhstan. Within the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative, the two countries are developing infrastructure facilities for bilateral trade. Consequently, the EEU, a regional organization, initially created aiming to protect itself from an excessive […]

Renewable Energy Milestone: Solar Energy is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels*

Renewable energy technologies have become more efficient in the recent years, and as a result, more economically feasible. Renewable energy sources have always been appealing in terms of overcoming the effects of greenhouse gas emissions caused by coal-fired power plants. However, despite the environmental friendliness, investors were hesitant to fund […]

New Stage of the Turkmen Diversification Policy of Energy Export Routes

For the second consecutive year, Turkmenistan is facing the problem of decline in the amount of its natural gas customers. In 2017 Ashgabat reduced the list of its natural gas export routes down to one, namely, to China. In the early January 2016, the Russian state gas company Gazprom formally […]

Environmental Situation in China

In recent years, the environmental situation in China has become a global issue. For decades, China has been focused on the industrial development of the country without any regard to the environment. Such negligence has led some areas of the country to the brink of natural disaster. Other countries neighboring […]

Kazakhstan’s National Operator for Oil Pipelines: Kaztransoil Operational Results in 2016

It is essential for the oil-rich Kazakhstan to ensure the progressive development of the export capacity in all the major export routes, as well as to secure transportation of oil and petroleum products to domestic markets. In order to provide oil transportation services and to operate the country’s oil pipeline […]