On June 28, 2016, Kazakhstan was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two year term beginning in January 2017. Thus, Kazakhstan has become the first Central Asian country to be elected to the world’s most important political body that has the primary […]

Between 5-15 March 2017, the annual session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), which is the highest state institution and legislative body of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), took place in China’s capital, Beijing. The 1st session of the NPC was convened in 1954. The tenure of the general […]

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, […]

Since officially launched in April 14, 2012, the Khorgos Free Economic Zone (FEZ), which is officialily called the International Centre of Boundary Cooperation between Kazakhstan and China, has made a significant contribution to further increasing the economic and commercial relations between all Eurasian countries, including bilateral economic and commercial relations […]

The economic development of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, which is China’s gateway to Eurasia, has significant importance not only for China, but also for the neighboring countries in the region. The XUAR is located on the important route of the Silk Road Economic […]

According to the reports of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international organizations, China, which has the second largest economy in the world, grew steadily until 2008 with approximately a 10% growth rate. China has become one of the leading economies in the Asia-Pacific region in a short time and achieved to be a new economic […]

Since 1992, when China and Kyrgyzstan established their diplomatic relations, they have succeeded in developing political, economic and cultural relations in mutual trust. Signing of more than 200 various interstate and intergovernmental agreements between Kyrgyzstan and China shows the acceleration of relations between the two countries in various fields. In terms of trade and economic relations, China has remained the main […]

Due to the geopolitical location and the natural resources of Central Asia wide range of nations has focused its attention on the region, developing various strategies towards the regional states. Japan is one of those nations. In the early years of independence of the Central Asian countries, Japan did not […]

Turkmenistan is one of the most important energy-rich countries not only in Central Asia but also in the whole world regarding its oil and natural gas reserves. According to the BP World Energy Statistics Report 2014, while the amount of proven natural gas reserves in the world is 187 trillion cubic meters, Turkmenistan is the fourth country in the […]

For a number of years Kazakhstan has seriously been considering a construction of a nuclear power plan (NPP) on its territory. It was not an unexpected development for a country that hosted the BN-350 fast reactor in Aktau (formerly Shevchenko) in western Kazakhstan during the Soviet times. The reactor that […]

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