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Shanghai Cooperation Organization: History and Role in Regional Security

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an international organization that was established in 1996 with the members of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. From its first meeting of the leaders of five countries in 1996 during 20 years it has become an international organization. Russian and Chinese are the two […]

Iranian Nuclear Deal Crisis

The “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) agreement signed in 2015 during the period of Barack Obama was repeatedly criticized by Donald Trump, who was elected as the President of the United States of America (USA) in 2017. Stating that the agreement did not cover Iran’s ballistic missile program, Trump, […]

Ethnocultural and Spiritual Dimension of Turkistan in the Integration of the Turkic World

Cultural revival in Turkistan is becoming a major platform for rapprochement with the Turkic world in the foreign policy of Kazakhstan. The current political and economic situation in the Turkic-speaking countries of the world requires mutual integration. In this regard, Turkistan, the spiritual capital of the Turkic states, has sufficient […]

Shadowed Social Aspects of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, as many experts and observers have already noted, did not so much generate, but intensify and exacerbate some of the negative trends that existed in society before its appearance. The current situation shows that many half-hidden problems in society have suddenly turned into social pain points, which […]

Post-Merkel Germany: Problems and Prospects

Social Democrat politician Olaf Scholz was approved as the new Federal Chancellor of the country by voting in the 20th term Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany on December 8th 2021. Olaf Scholz, who won 395 of the 707 votes used in the 736- member Bundestag, officially took the […]

A New Turning Point in the Integration of the Turkic World: “Turkic World Vision-2040”

The 8th Summit of the Turkic Council, held in Istanbul on November 12th 2021, can be considered as a turning point in various aspects. First of all, the Turkic Council (Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking Countries), which was the result of a process started in 1992 was trans-formed into the […]

China’s New Cybersecurity Regulations and its Potential Effects

Being the largest digital market in the world in terms of digital payments, mobile services with the largest number of internet users, China has been working on reinforcing its cybersecurity. In line with President Xi Jinping’s vision of data-driven governance that recognizes in 2020 the data as the fifth “factor […]

From The Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific: Underlying Trends and Implications

Since recently, we have been witnessing the term “Indo-Pacific” being used more often than “Asia-Pacific” in the context of global affairs. Oftentimes this new tendency is viewed as a result of recent shifts in the focus by the West in its engagement with the countries of the Pacific region and […]

Migration from Afghanistan: Migration Route and Afghans in Turkey

When we look at the recent political history of Afghanistan, we can see that the country is troubled with a series of developments that are far from peace and stability for almost the last 40 years. If we look at the historical sequence of events, the instability process started after […]

Current Developments in Central Asian Agricultural Products Trade

Agriculture remains a key sector for Central Asian economies in terms of food security, employment, and trade. In 2019, employment in agriculture (as % of total employment) in Central Asian countries remained high and varied from the lowest 15% in Kazakhstan to the highest 45% in Tajikistan. In terms of […]