June 11, 2022

Possible Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War on Germany

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which started in February 2022, affected not only Moscow-Kiev relations, but also global and regional balances. The war which gradually deepened raised the security concerns for all European countries which also brought the European Union (EU) and Russia relations into a new turning point. Because the […]
May 12, 2022

Japan’s Cybersecurity: Perspectives for Kazakhstan

With the acceleration of digitalization processes, many governments reconsidered the importance of cyber security. Penetration of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud services require a high level of IT expertise, as well as good governance of cyberspace. Kazakhstan, similar to other countries, has […]
April 28, 2022

Discussion of India’s Cyber Security Development Trends

With the growing penetration of digital technologies, cyber security has become an essential part of national security. In order to prevent cyber threats, governments are advancing national cybersecurity strategies and developing new legal mechanisms. India, being among the largest digital economies in the world, is also working on strengthening its […]
February 28, 2022

Border Clashes in Afghanistan since the Taliban Takeover

The first five months since the withdrawal of US troops and the forces of its NATO allies and operational partners, which led to a hasty Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, have been marked with recurrent border disputes and armed clashes, the most recent incident of which became the shootings at the […]
February 7, 2022

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 […]
February 2, 2022

“Second Life” for Nuclear: What Eurasian State Should Remember?

Despite a rise in anti-nuclear opposition following an accident in a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the 2010s, recent years have seen the shift towards a reconsideration of the role of nuclear power plants (NPP) in reaching a net-zero future [World Nuclear Association, 2021]. The argument that nuclear power […]
January 28, 2022

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, […]
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 […]
September 27, 2021

Pegasus Spyware: What You Need To Know

Nowadays, almost everyone carries their phones with them as the main source of communication and stores all their personal data there, which makes smartphones prime target for hacking. Most people use smartphones not only for communication but also for sharing information and storing important documents, photographs and other data. Therefore, […]
September 27, 2021

The Current Crisis in Afghanistan and Its Implications for the Central Asian Security

Although the fading governmental control and the revival of the Taliban militancy had gradually marked the state of affairs in Afghanistan for the last few years, the recent surge of the Taliban expansion was inevitably linked with President Joe Biden’s decision to end the US military presence in Afghanistan uttered […]