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


April 11, 2016

Turkey-EU Refugee Agreement: Current Developments and Impact of Schengen to Domestic Tourism Sector in Turkey*

The Refugee agreement between Turkey and EU has based on the “one in-one out” rule meaning all refugees arriving in Greece through Turkey will be send back to Turkey if their asylum request has been rejected. In return, for each returned refugee EU countries will permanently accept one Syrian who […]
February 24, 2016

Recent Developments in the Railway Network of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, a country in the heart of Eurasia, has a potential to become a key country to connect transcontinental routes between Europe and Asia. Despite the financial crisis in China the total amount of its trade with the European Union (EU) increased by 11.5% from €466.8 billion in 2014 to €520.6 billion in 2015. It is expected that China’s […]
January 22, 2016

Kyrgyzstan in Eurasian Economic Union: Benefits and Losses

Kyrgyzstan’s accession to Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has been a hot topic for academics, Kyrgyz officials and public interested to the topic to discuss the risks and opportunities it brings to Kyrgyzstan. The main clashing arguments were labor migration; agricultural sector and financial support from Russia to Kyrgyzstan on the […]
January 19, 2016

How Tension between Russia and Turkey Could Affect Trade Relations between Turkey and Kazakhstan?

The aircraft incident, which escalated the tensions between Russia and Turkey, has turned into a regional duello of both diplomatic and economic maneuvers. After violating, the Turkish airspace according to engagement rules Russian aircraft have been shot down by Turkish air forces causing a political headache and significant amount of […]
December 1, 2015

The Geo-economic Importance of the Khorgos Gateway: Current Developments

China is one of the major trade partners of Kazakhstan, actually, it’s the second trade partner after Russia. In order to strengthen the economic relations and to increase the effectiveness of cargo transportation from China to Europe through Kazakhstan, both sides initiated the Khorgos project. The Khorgos International Centre of […]
October 28, 2015

Migration Crisis: Opportunity or Burden?

Since the start of the civil war in Syria in 2011, 4 million Syrians had fled to neighboring countries in order to find a safe haven. Majority of the refugees would favor a stable and proper life in their home countries rather than living in refugee camps but events occurred […]
September 29, 2015

Current Situation of the International North South Transport Corridor

The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project was established in 2000 by Russia, India and Iran with a purpose of creating a corridor shorter than the current maritime Suez Canal transportation route in order to reduce the time and transportation costs of trade in goods. Later on, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, […]
July 7, 2015

Benefits of the Membership of the World Trade Organization to Kazakhstan

The final meeting of the Working Group, which officially announced the completion of negotiations on Kazakhstan’s accession to The World Trade Organization (WTO) was held on June 22, 2015, in Geneva. Kazakhstan submitted its initial application on January 29, 1996, but it took nearly two decades to finalize accession talks […]
June 4, 2015

Have The Central Asian Labor Migrants Been Leaving Russia?

2015 will be hard for Central Asian migrants since the depreciation of Ruble against the US dollar by 45% percent has caused a reduction of 40% percent in their incomes. Besides, the cost of monthly payment of working permit has been tripled from 1200 Ruble to 4000 Ruble and two […]
May 19, 2015

Kyrgyzstan’s Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: Labor migrants Case

The ceremony of signing documents on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Agreement took place after the EAEU Summit in Moscow on May 8, 2015. Leaders of the EAEU and Kyrgyzstan were in the process of negotiations on accession issue since Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed […]