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 15, 2019

Eurasian Vector of President Tokayev’s Foreign Visits

In the autumn of 2019, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was busy with foreign visits. Following the visits to China and the United States in September, he participated in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan on October 1, in the plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in […]
July 30, 2019

Is it worth to Expect Former Friendship in Tajikistan-Iran Relations?

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Dushanbe to participate in the 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held on June 14-15 was signaled as an important milestone in recovering Iran-Tajik relationship. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s greeting “Welcome to your second […]
July 28, 2019

Fresh Impulse of the BRI Projects in Central Asia

Central Asia, where the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was started back in 2013, has witnessed fresh momentum of the Chinese projects after the visit of Chinese President along with other leaders at two multilateral forums. Namely, the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai […]
June 20, 2019

EU in Central Asia: New Strategy, Old Ideas

After establishing diplomatic relations with the newly independent Central Asian states, the European Union (EU) was mainly engaged in the region through the “Technical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States” (TACIS) program that covered all CIS countries. TACIS, launched in 1991, was aimed at providing technical support to the […]
June 19, 2019

Japan’s Engagement with Central Asia: 15 Years of the Dialogue

During the past decade, the Central Asian states have been enjoying a growing interest from the regional powers. Being among the major investors and aid partners of the region, Japan also plays an active role in the current geopolitical rivalry and intensifies its political and economic ties with the Central […]
May 15, 2019

Silk Road of Steel: Central Asian Vector of South Korea’s Foreign Policy

South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s eight-day tour to Central Asia emphasized the special role of relations with the Central Asian countries. The visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan on the way back from the US, on April 16-23, 2019, is expected to lead to new joint projects worth more than […]
May 6, 2019

Kyrgyzstan’s Regional Politics under Jeenbekov

In the past two years, regional cooperation in Central Asia has been undergoing significant changes due to the transformation of the political establishment in some of the regional countries. Kyrgyzstan, with its special place in the region, the so-called “democratic island” of Central Asia, has also influenced this trend.  Therefore, […]
April 4, 2019

Key Takeaways of Xi Jinping’s European Tour 2019

The first foreign overseas visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 started with visiting Italy, Monaco, and France on March 21-26, 2019. During the tour, he visited five European cities, such as Rome, Palermo, Monaco, Nice and Paris, attended over 40 events and met with the leadership of those […]
March 21, 2019

India-Pakistan Relations amid the Conflict in Kashmir

The air skirmishes in Kashmir, which occurred in mid-February and early March 2019 attracted global attention, as India and Pakistan faced the risk of the incident flaring up into a full-scale war. Even though it is early to speak about the implications of this conflict due to the end of […]
February 26, 2019

Digital Agenda of the Eurasian Economic Union

The digitization of economy, or the fourth industrial revolution, has transformed all aspects of life by creating new opportunities that drive innovation and economic growth. According to the research done by Huawei, the world’s digital economy is worth $11.5 trillion, equivalent to 15.5% of the global GDP, which has almost […]