Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Deputy Director

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay is a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Zhengizkhan completed his bachelor’s degree at international relations department of KIMEP University in 2010. He completed his master thesis named ‘Oralmans integration into Kazakhstani Society: Turkish Kazakh Case’ in International Relations department of KIMEP University in 2014. His research interests include international migration politics, labor and ethnic migrants social and economic integration into society and remittance.

Staff's Publications


May 15, 2017

Homecoming or Tourism: Potential of Diaspora Tourism in Turkey

Tourism sector with ever-growing prospects has become one of the major categories of international trade in services. In 2015 1.18 billion international tourists have traveled around the world where international tourism receipts reached $1.26 trillion. International tourism represents 7% of the world’s exports of goods and services. In total tourism […]
March 13, 2017

Migration Crisis: EU’s Efforts to Isolate the Crisis in the Central Mediterranean

In March 2017, civil war in Syria will enter its 6th year. During this period, 11 million Syrians flee from their homes where 6.6 million Syrians migrated to different parts of the country while 4.95 million of them seek refuge abroad. The majority of Syrians are migrated to neighboring countries […]
February 15, 2017

Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Iran in the Post Sanctions Period

Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), after 2 years of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015. Under the agreement, Iran agreed to significantly reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium […]
February 3, 2017

The Future of the Labor Market in Russia

Depopulation, aging and shrinking number of the working-age population are some of the biggest challenges which Russian labor market face today. The year 1995 is an important year for demographic dynamics in Russia because after that year number of population continuously decreased and according to forecasts it will fall even […]
November 16, 2016

Liberalizing the Labor Market in Kazakhstan

Today, highly skilled workers play an essential role in the economic development of, especially in developing countries. This skilled labor force is the engine of breakthrough innovations that boost the economic growth with new production methods. However, the distribution of highly skilled workers in the world is imbalanced, in particular, […]
October 19, 2016

Russia’s Immigration Policy: How Does it Affect Different Labor Migrant Groups?

With 12 million people migrating to Russia annually the country holds the second most popular migrant magnet destination title after United States (47 million) (UN, 2016). Russia sets apart from other migrant-receiving countries in terms of structure, profile and background of the migration influx to Russia. In usual cases, people […]
October 19, 2016

Russia-Uzbekistan Migration Agreement

Relations between the Central Asian countries and Russia integrated with each other in many aspects and one of them is labor migration from Central Asia to Russia. Labor migration from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Russia is essentially important for these remittance-dependent countries in Central Asia. For international migrants, Russia […]
September 14, 2016

Remittance Inflows to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2016: Current Trends and Prospects

Russia is an essentially important country for Central Asian migrant workers. Considering the fact that 60% of the remittance to the Central Asian countries is coming from Russia, there is a heavy reliance on the Russian economy by the region countries. In addition, remittance coming from Russia is an essentially […]
July 31, 2016

Refugee Agreement between Turkey and the EU: Evaluating the Relocation and Resettlement Process

After the escalation of the conflict in Syria in 2011, 4.8 million Syrians have fled to the neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. In addition, 6.6 million people are internally displaced in Syria. Moreover, around 1 million of these people have requested an asylum to Europe. […]
July 7, 2016

Remittance Outflow from Russia: Changes in Transfer Cost and Work Permit*

Executive Summary: Remittance which was sent by migrant workers to their home countries are seen as small amounts that meet the needs of the migrants’ households. However, these small amounts are three times larger than total foreign aid in 2015. Russia is an important destination for the Central Asian countries. Over […]