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


December 28, 2020

European Union’s Engagement with Kyrgyzstan: A Brief Overview

The European Union (EU) has always been an active actor in the Central Asian region. Since the early independence years, the EU supported the region with its technical assistance (TACIS) and later with its Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI). In 2007, the EU enacted its first Central Asia strategy that defined […]
December 10, 2020

Taiwan’s Concerns amid the U.S.-China Strains

China’s military maneuvers in the Taiwanese airspace in mid-September 2020 act as a reminder that cross-strait relations remain among the important issues in the Asia Pacific. Triggered by the visit of the U.S. high-level delegation to Taiwan, the People Liberation Army’s demonstrative flight made the Taiwanese government worry about the […]
November 9, 2020

KazAID – Kazakhstan’s Emerging Foreign Policy Instrument

In August 2020, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced the plans to start the work of the non-profit joint-stock company “Kazakhstan International Development Agency -KazAID” in September [Abdullaeva, 2020]. Although the intention to create KazAID was initiated back in 2016 and the draft of the government decree was opened […]
November 9, 2020

Digital Central Asia: State of the Art

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how vital digital technologies are in our life. Unforeseen technological consequences of lockdown and quarantine measures caught unaware both peoples and governments. They also tested the readiness and capabilities of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and digital services of countries since a large part of […]
November 5, 2020

Overview of China’s “Mask Diplomacy”

During the annual session of the UN General Assembly in September 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed China for the spread of coronavirus. Considering that his claims were voiced out not for the first time, Chinese President Xi Jinping in his recorded speech responded by calling to reject the attempts […]
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 […]