Asset Ordabayev

Asset Ordabayev

Junior Research fellow

Asset Ordabayev is a junior research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He holds a BA in International Relations from the KarSU (Karahanda) from 2012. In 2014, he earned his Masters degree in International Relations the Kazak National University (Almaty). From 2014 to 2017 he worked at the Institute of World Economy and Politics as a foreign policy expert. The main research interests are the geopolitical processes on the Eurasian continent within the framework of the development of transport infrastructure, as well as the ongoing proces

Staff's Publications


October 25, 2020

Australia, India, and Indonesia: The Likelihood of a New “Union” in the Indo-Pacific Region

In recent years, uncertainty has grown in the Indo-Pacific region associated with the declining role of the United States and the growing ambitions of China. These circumstances demonstrate the limitations of the existing bilateral and multilateral security mechanisms, which have long been under the U.S. security “umbrella”. At the same […]
October 25, 2020

Malaysia: Political Turbulence and Uncertain Future

Since February 2020, a very complicated political crisis has been dragging on in Malaysia, the outcome of which is still not clear. The main reason for the conflict was a dispute over the transfer of power from former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Anwar Ibrahim, who has been trying to […]
October 25, 2020

The EAEU Development Strategy: Work in Progress

On May 19, 2020, a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council was held via videoconference. The focus of the discussions was on the development strategy of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) until 2025. The summit was held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the union and against […]
October 25, 2020

COVID-19 and Its Impact on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Case of Central Asia

When, in mid-January 2020, President of China Xi Jinping paid a visit to Myanmar, where he signed agreements on new infrastructure projects, it seemed that nothing could interfere with the Chinese Belt and Road initiative (BRI) [Koh, 2020]. Then, the probability of a global pandemic was low and China was […]
October 24, 2020

Future of Integration in Post-COVID-19 World

The world, by all indications, is experiencing a moment that can be called a great crisis. We can assume that it will be a turning point in modern history. For several months since the advent of COVID-19, analysts have been discussing what the world will be like after the pandemic. […]
October 24, 2020

Pompeo’s Eurasian Tour: Expectations and Reality

From January 30 to February 3, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited four post-Soviet countries – Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The trip was planned back in early January but was postponed due to worsening relations between the United States and Iran. The confrontation escalated when, by order […]
October 24, 2020

Parliamentary Elections in Uzbekistan through the Eyes of the Observer

On December 22, 2019, the parliamentary elections were held in Uzbekistan for the the first time after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev succeeded the country’s long-serving leader Islam Karimov who passed away in September 2016. The author of this article participated in the elections as an observer, and this analysis is based […]
October 24, 2020

Alternative Route Via Central Asia: Uzbekistan’s Vision

On December 19-20, 2019, a meeting of the heads of the national railways of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. The agenda of the negotiations was the development of an international multimodal route. The meeting was productive, as the parties agreed to launch a pilot train […]
July 11, 2020

Main Trends in Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy in 2018

The end of a calendar year is always a time when results and achievements of an outgoing year are summarized and assessed. This article attempts to highlight important events for Kazakh diplomacy in 2018 and strives to understand what the country’s foreign policy has lost or gained. The first notable […]
June 8, 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Pyrrhic victory over Coronavirus

In November 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made history having become the nation’s longest-serving prime minister: he surpassed Taro Katsura, Japan’s prime minister in the early twentieth century. Abe had big plans for 2020 since the country was supposed to host the Summer Olympic Games, and the prime minister […]