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Enlargement of the Turkic Council: Opportunities and Perspectives

Since its establishment, the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) has played an important role in developing political, socio-cultural, trade and economic cooperation among the Turkic speaking countries. As it is known, the Turkic Council was established by the Nakhchivan Agreement, which was signed in October 2009 at […]

The Belt and Road Initiative Agricultural Projects in Kazakhstan

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), first announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kazakhstan in 2013, is a continuation of China’s integration with the international community as well as a new pattern in the Chinese economic and foreign policies. With the implementation of the BRI, China seeks to remove […]

New EU Leadership: Implications for the European Refugee Crisis

One of the largest forced migration crises in this century has entered its ninth year without seeing a light at the end of the tunnel for peace and stability in Syria. Since 2011, 13 million people have been forced to migrate, including around 6.6 million people who relocated to the […]

Japan And South Korea: Allies In Conflict

The long-standing contradictions between Japan and South Korea went beyond the bounds of diplomacy, and, as a result, the world’s 3rd and 11th largest economies unleashed a trade war against each other. Potential consequences of this conflict between Washington’s two key allies in Asia can be significant, leading to changes […]

Economic Growth in Kazakhstan: Update for the First Half of 2019

The current economic situation in Kazakhstan was discussed at the enlarged meeting of the country’s government held on July 15, 2019 under the chair-manship of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The meeting’s primary goal was to discuss Kazakhstan’s economic performance in the first half of 2019 and specify main priority targets until […]

Are Humanities Still Relevant?

There is no doubt that the world of the 21st century relies heavily on rapid changes in natural sciences and technology. Many experts and reputable scientists, as well as politicians and businessmen, believe that humanities have passed the peak of their development, have lost their prestige, and, more-over, are in […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn Free Economic Zone: Potential for Cooperation with China

Kyrgyzstan was the first post-Soviet country to enter the World Trade Organization in 1998. Later the country joined Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. That broad transparency is also supported by creating five Free Economic Zones (FEZ) in Kyrgyzstan, which mostly seeking to diverse Kyrgyz economy […]

Turkstream Gas Pipeline: Impact on Strategic Relations in Eurasia

The fact that the energy factor has become more and more important in today’s world is reflected in foreign policies of many countries. World energy resources are limited and insufficient for all the countries to meet their energy needs. For this reason, there is a constant debate on energy related […]

New Urbanization Policy of Uzbekistan

Starting June 1, 2019, the Regulation on the Agency for Urbanization under the Ministry of Economy and Industry, approved by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, came into effect in Uzbekistan. The agency is tasked with assisting the government in the implementation of state policy of urbanization such as […]

Xi Jinping’s First Visit to North Korea: Causes and Effects

On June 20-21, 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first official visit to North Korea. During his two-day visit, Xi met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other high-level officials. According to Chinese media reports, during the talks, the parties discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, the […]