International Relations

December 27, 2021

Economic Cooperation between Central Asia and the European Union

Countries of Central Asia consider cooperation with the European Union (EU-27) as one of the most important strategic directions. They intend to intensify trade with the EU countries and attract investments. The EU remains important due to different factors, including the market size, income level, standards, competition, and trade rules. […]
December 27, 2021

Turkey as the Most Important Non-EU Partner of Moldova

The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affair Mevlut Cavusoglu has recently been on a working visit to Moldova where he met with the Moldovan President Maia Sandu to mainly discuss issues of bilateral economic cooperation, trade, and investments [Moldpres.md, 2021]. The sides keenly agreed to increase the amount of bilateral trade […]
December 24, 2021

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 […]
December 10, 2021

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 […]
December 6, 2021

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 […]
October 22, 2021

Kazakhstan – South Korea Relations in the Light of the Visit of President Tokayev

On August 16-17, 2021, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid a state visit to South Korea at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in, who visited Kazakhstan in April 2019. Being the first foreign president visiting Seoul since the pandemic, President Tokayev highlighted the importance of strategic partnership between two countries and reiterated […]
September 25, 2021

Agenda of Cooperation in Central Asia According To Common Interests

At a time when the political and security issues in the region became more and more important, a consultation meeting was held under the chairmanship of the leaders of the Central Asian states, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Tajikistan Imamali Rahman, President of […]
June 17, 2021

The Refugee Deal between Turkey and the European Union: Request to Renew the Deal

The conflict between the regime forces and the opposition that took place in Syria in 2011 turned into a civil war, causing one of the largest migration flows in recent history. Millions of Syrians, who are forced to leave their homes for security reasons, migrate to safe areas within the […]
June 7, 2021

The International Relations System after COVID-19

Different main actors have come to the forefront with the change of the international relations system many times since the Westphalian order (1648), which is considered as the beginning of the international relations system. With the system change, the basic actors of the system have changed and the existing concepts […]
May 17, 2021

Relations between Kazakhstan and India: Discussion of Key Features

Based on the Declaration of Strategic Partnership from 2009, Kazakhstan and India had built a comprehensive dialogue, which experienced considerable dynamism during the last decade. In 2015, the visit of Prime Minister of Narendra Modi to Kazakhstan gave a further impulse to enhancing the existing ties, whilst the planned visit […]