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


March 28, 2021

European Union and Tajikistan: Assistance for Prosperity

Tajikistan occupies a special role in the European Union’s (EU) policy in Central Asia. Being a low-income country that is prone to climate change and natural disasters, Tajikistan is the largest recipient of development aid from the EU countries in the region, which according to estimates accounts for over 40% […]
March 13, 2021

Synopsis on the finalized negotiations of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

On December 30, 2020, the European Union (EU) and China marked a new level of engagement with the completion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). As agreed during the joint virtual conference between the heads of member states, once signed and ratified, the CAI is expected to […]
March 12, 2021

China’s post-pandemic Digital Silk Road

At the time when the pandemic has become an essential reminder of the undeniable role of digital technologies, China has shown itself as a leading technological power, which has been promoting its digital capabilities globally through a wide range of technological instruments, including using the pandemic for its own advantage. […]
February 19, 2021

Elections in Kyrgyzstan: More Surprises, Less Hopes

On January 10, 2021, the people of the Kyrgyz Republic selected their sixth president at early presidential elections, which was urgently scheduled after the collapse of the previous government in October last year. According to the Central Election Commission, out of 16 candidates, Sadyr Japarov had won the elections with […]
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 25, 2020

Potential of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for Asia Pacific

On 15 November 2020, 15 countries of the Asia Pacific region entered into the largest free trade agreement in history, known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Envisioned to be the framework for facilitating trade and services, the RCEP aspires to transform the future global trading system by introducing […]
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 […]