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Kahramanmaraş Earthquake and International Aid

The earthquake of 7.7 and 7.6 magnitudes in Kahramanmaraş, which affected 10 provinces in Türkiye on February 6, 2023, described as the disaster of the century, as a nation, it has caused all of us to experience indescribable pain. As of last week, there were more than 40 thousand casualties, […]

The EU Energy Crisis: Savings Measures and Suggestions

Since February 25, 2022, when Russia’s attacks on Ukraine be-gan, Western countries, especially the European Union (EU), have implemented the ninth sanctions package against Russia. Each sanction package aimed to stop Russia’s attacks by targeting different sectors and individuals each time. But instead of back-ing down, Putin intensified the attack, […]

The Sixth CICA Summit: Asian Vision of the Global Development

The political situation in the Eurasian countries is one of the frequently discussed issues given the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which led to unprecedented sanctions from the Western countries on Russia. This invasion brought food security risks, especially in low-income countries, an energy crisis in Europe, disruption of supply chains, […]

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Samarkand Summit in 2022: Key Takeaways

On September 15–16, 2022, the attention of politicians and the media was riveted at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand. During the times when serious political and economic transformations are happening across the Eurasian continent, the first in-person gathering of the heads of states after […]

Green Parties and Environmental Political Participation in Central Asia

From a small movement of environmentalists with sparsely distributed supporters across Europe in the 1960s and 1970s, the Greens nowadays have evolved into influential political parties and are currently an essential part of the political landscape in many countries around the world. Today green parties in Europe and other parts […]

Economic Cooperation of Kazakhstan and Russia: Risks and Perspectives

Russia is one of the key economic partners of Kazakhstan in terms of trade and investments. The countries jointly implement many important projects. However, since the Ukrainian invasion and international sanctions and pressure, economic cooperation with Russia may bring substantial costs for Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. Therefore, this […]

New Trends in Global Cryptocurrency Adaptation: Current Developments in Kazakhstan

The visibility of crypto assets in our daily lives is increasing day by day, so the familiarity with cryptocurrencies and decentralized financial platforms is also rising. The aforementioned visibility is also increasing thanks to the news circulating in media about the significant gains or large losses occurred due to crypto […]

China as Russia’s First Alternative Route in Natural Gas Exports

After the European sanctions and the decision to give up Russian natural gas in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in the past days, Moscow has started to look for alternative markets instead of the European market. Considering that Russia did not cut off gas flow to Europe even during […]

Effects of Russian Sanctions on Central Asian Labor Migrants

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected different spheres of the lives of Russian citizens. A series of economic sanctions aimed at building pressure on the Russian government led to the curtailing of the operations of thousands of enterprises all across Russia. As a result, thousands of Russian citizens lost […]

Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum: “The State that Listens to the Voice of the People”

A referendum was held for the amendments and new regulations to be made in the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan on June 5th 2022. According to the Central Referendum Commission, 7,985,769 (68.05%) of 11,734,642 voters participated in the referendum and of 6,163,516 people voted yes in the referendum, while […]