Kazakhstan

November 22, 2021

The Crypto Ban, Great Migration and Bitcoin Mining in Kazakhstan

In July 2021, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), one of the leading research institutes in the world focusing on non-traditional financial instruments, which came into prominence, among other things, for the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) [Cbeci.org, 2021], a real-time index that tracks the total electricity consumption […]
November 22, 2021

Kazakhstan’s Aspirations in Climate Change Policy

During an international conference “Ways to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and Kazakhstan’s carbon neutrality” on October 13, 2021, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reaffirmed the country’s commitment to climate change policy. While emphasizing the need for urgent modification of fuel and energy structures, update of industry policies and regulations, […]
November 4, 2021

The Impact of Aral Sea on Ecological Migration: The Case of Kyzylorda Region

Various environmental problems have emerged in the territory of Kazakhstan, causing different tensions in the regions during recent years. One of them is the Aral Sea problem, which has emerged as a result of anthropogenic activities. It is well known that the drying up of the Aral Sea has turned […]
August 27, 2021

English Language as a Prerequisite for the Development of Kazakhstan

According to the annual report by Education First (EF), Kazakhstan ranks very low among other countries in terms of the English proficiency level. In 2020, it ranked 92nd in the English Proficiency Index list among 100 countries around the world [EF, 2020]. The situation looks somehow contradictory because multilingual education […]
July 3, 2021

A Brief Review on Youth Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

As of today, the population of Kazakhstan, which is approaching 19 million, has an average age of 30.7 recorded in 2020. With this average, almost half of the population of Kazakhstan, which ranks 114th in the world, is under the age of 29. The ratio of the population be-tween the […]
June 10, 2021

Studying the Public Perception of Climate Change and Environmental Issues in Kazakhstan

One of the global factors that determine the main vectors of global development in the 21st century will be climate change. Concerns about the adverse effect of human activity on the environment and notable shifts in the global climate started to rise by the end of the 20th century. Currently, […]
June 4, 2021

Revitalization of the Silk Road and Possible Benefits for Kazakhstan

When we compare our age with two thousand years ago, it can be easy to be fooled by the illusion of the superiority of modern civilization, technology, and communication. How-ever, despite the passage of a long time, one of the achievements of that period that surprised our imagination was the […]
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 […]
May 12, 2021

Enhancing the Capacity of the Korday-Ak Zhol Checkpoint: Implications for Bilateral Cooperation

On April 2, 2021, the major border checkpoint at Kazakh-Kyrgyz international boundary – the Korday-Ak Zhol was opened after renovation by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ulukbek Maripov. During the opening ceremony, which was part of the ninth meeting of the intergovernmental council, counterparts […]
May 11, 2021

Prospects and Problems of the Kashagan Field

The Kashagan offshore oil and natural gas field is one of the largest and most operationally difficult field in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, which spans to an are of 75 kilometre (km) by 45 km, with 36.6 billion barrels of oil and 1 trillion cubic meters of […]