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Current Trends in Higher Education Development in Russia

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has undertaken several educational reform measures in order to find the balance between the Soviet legacy and Western model of higher education. Starting from 1992, numerous reforms have been made in the Russian higher education system with the aim of making the […]


For a successful development of an economy, there is a need for vibrant labor mobility, which could secure the balance of labor supply and labor demand. In 2016, according to the Russian Federate State Statistics Service (FSSS), by attracting 12.2 million labor migrants, Russia became the second largest migrant receiving […]

Current Developments in Trade between Azerbaijan and the European Union

As one of the main global political and economic actors, the European Union (EU) has a special place in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy, which adheres to a multivector cooperation and partnership. The relationship between the two parties dates back to 1991. These relations are based on the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation […]

Evaluation of Recent Developments in the China-Europe Railway Express

The China-Europe Railway Express (CR Express), which includes rail links connecting Chinese cities and European countries, is an international railway transportation service organized by China Railway. The CR Express, which provides great opportunities for rapid, high quality and convenient transportation of goods, is an alternative trade route to Europe for […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Transforming the World

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a set of global objectives aimed at achieving tenable and poverty-free world by 2030. The SDGs is a successor of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an international agenda aimed at halving world poverty, stopping […]

The Russian Caspian Transport and Logistics Complex Project: Problems and Prospects

In the beginning of 2000s, Russia declared the development of the country’s seaports as one of its national priorities. In 2002, by launching the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) aimed at managing an increase in trade between India and North Europe and connecting the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and the […]

Does China Seek the Geopolitical Agenda of the SCO?

The SCO was established in 2001 by six Eurasian states (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and has progressed fairly quickly from its inception to become a relatively prominent regional player. In December 2004 it gained official observer’s status at the UN General Assembly. According to its Charter, the […]

The U.S. Withdrawal from the TPP: New Opportunities for China

he Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the Obama Administration’s ambitious economic initiatives aimed to form new guidelines to govern trade and investment opportunities among the member countries, namely, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam.  


On May 19, 2017, the 12th presidential election was held in Iran. The Interior Minister of Iran, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, announced that 41,220,131 registered voters (73,07%) took part in the elections and Hasan Rouhani was elected as the President of the country for the second time with 57,13% (23,549,616) of […]

Evolution of the Labor Productivity in the Economy of Kazakhstan

During the last couple of decades, Kazakhstan has been taking various measures intending to increase the labor productivity and these measures are rather successful in many terms. According to the latest available statistics of the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy Kazakhstan, the overall labor productivity in […]