Albina Muratbekova

Albina Muratbekova

Junior Research fellow

Dr.Albina Muratbekova is a research fellow of the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Albina holds a PhD degree in Oriental Studies from Al Farabi Kazakh National University. She was a Fellow of the EUCACIS PhD support programme, Fudan Fellow 2017, a visiting student of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum at the University of Cambridge along with being an exchange student at Lanzhou University. Previously, she had worked at the international departments of Narxoz and AlmaU universities on the implementation of the internationalization strategy of th

Staff's Publications


October 25, 2020

China-India Border Tensions: New Normal?

In April 2020, China and India marked the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. However, the plans to celebrate the anniversary by arranging 70 events within the India-China Year of Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges were overshadowed with renewed border clashes. Although face-offs and standoffs in border areas between China and […]
October 25, 2020

Digital Surveillance Solutions in Central Asian States

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance of digital solutions in our everyday activities and opened new horizons of digitalization. The total quarantine regime boosted the importance of monitoring technologies, which subsequently enhanced opportunities for providers of digital infrastructure. The Central Asian states, in accordance with the global practice, have also […]
October 24, 2020

Pandemic and Politics: Strategies of the Central Asian States

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already infected almost 3 million people all over the world with more than 200,000 fatal cases, as of the end of April 2020. Although, for a long time, Central Asia was among the few regions in the world without registered positive coronavirus cases, since mid-March […]
October 24, 2020

President Trump in India: Major Outcomes

On February 24-25, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump made his maiden visit to India. Traveling with First Lady Melania Trump, he visited Ahmedabad and Agra before heading to New Delhi. During the visit, the parties signed important agreements on defense, energy, and counterterrorism, but did not discuss a trade deal […]
October 24, 2020

European Union’s New Climate Diplomacy in Central Asia

Climate change became one of the biggest challenges to our planet and every creature living on it. Therefore, it is acknowledged as one of the key global challenges of the 21st century. Numerous reports and official statements of states and international organizations emphasize the potential threat from climate change that […]
October 24, 2020

Positive Neutrality Based on Gas Exports: Overview of Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy

Turkmenistan, under its first president Saparmurat Niyazov, proclaimed its permanent neutrality status on December 12, 1995, when the UN General Assembly adopted a special resolution on the issue, which was backed by a relevant constitutional law. Since then, the doctrine of ‘positive neutrality’ has become the basis of the country’s […]
September 8, 2020

Geopolitics versus Technology: The Case of Huawei

During the traditional Munich Security Conference in February 2020, the U.S. delegation widely publicized the security risk arising from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei’s 5G technology. In addition, the enduring global campaign of the United States to boycott Huawei during the last three years has been widely discussed at almost […]
June 15, 2020

Uzbekistan’s Path to Enhanced Partnership with the European Union

In accordance with the 2019 European Union (EU) Strategy on Central Asia, the European Council initiated negotiations on the new-generation bilateral Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (EPCAs) with the Central Asian states. The EPCA, aimed to be a cornerstone of the EU’s engagement with the region, will be the major […]
March 22, 2020

EU-Kazakhstan Relations: Enhanced Partnership in Action

On March 1, 2020, the new Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between the European Union (EU) and Kazakhstan came into force. The EPCA became the main document that underpins the EU-Kazakhstan relations, making Kazakhstan the first and only country in Central Asia with the enhanced level of partnership with […]
January 22, 2020

The Global Terrorism Index and Central Asia

Terrorism nowadays remains one of the major global threats representing a security risk to every single country. Since 2000, the Institute for Economics and Peace has been publishing the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, which analyzes the data from 1970 to the present to assess the impact of terrorism and […]