July 26, 2019

New Urbanization Policy of Uzbekistan

Starting June 1, 2019, the Regulation on the Agency for Urbanization under the Ministry of Economy and Industry, approved by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, came into effect in Uzbekistan. The agency is tasked with assisting the government in the implementation of state policy of urbanization such as […]
July 22, 2019

Xi Jinping’s First Visit to North Korea: Causes and Effects

On June 20-21, 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first official visit to North Korea. During his two-day visit, Xi met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other high-level officials. According to Chinese media reports, during the talks, the parties discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, the […]
July 19, 2019

One-Year Anniversary of Turkistan Region: Achievements and Perspectives

On June 19, 2018, by the edict of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the South Kazakhstan region was renamed the Turkistan region and its administrative center was moved to the city of Turkistan. Shymkent received the status of a city of national significance. Other changes in the administrative-territorial structure of […]
July 17, 2019

Syrian Migrants in Turkey: From Guests to Settlers

The civil war in Syria between the regime and opposition forces has entered its ninth year in March 2019 forcing 13 million Syrians to leave their homes and migrate to either abroad or safe regions in the country. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) data, on […]
July 5, 2019

Investments in Kazakhstan: Economization of the Country’s Foreign Policy

At the end of 2018, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev replaced the country’s minister of foreign affairs, just a few days before the expiration of Kazakhstan’s non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council (UNSC). The appointment of Beibut Atamkulov, the former Minister of Defense and Aerospace Industry, as a new […]
June 28, 2019

Current Status of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea

Since the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea during the Fifth Summit of the Caspian Littoral States held in Aktau on August 12, 2018, a number of important steps and measures have been taken to further develop cooperation in the Caspian Sea. As of […]
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 11, 2019

Possible Impact of U.S.-Iran Tensions on China

The long-standing conflict between the United States and Iran, which especially intensified after Donald Trump’s accession to power, has passed to a new critical stage with the latest sanctions imposed by Washington. Iran, which is rich in energy resources, argues that its nuclear energy development efforts are for peaceful purposes, […]
June 7, 2019

What Jobs Will Be In Demand In The Future?

In recent years, not only experts and analysts in the field of industrial and economic development, but also people less knowledgeable in this area – parliamentarians, journalists, bloggers, and participants in all kinds of public debates, have spoken about the future challenges in the labor market, such as the reduction, […]
May 28, 2019

Ensuring Cybersecurity in Kazakhstan: Problems and Solutions

Cybersecurity is the protection of information systems from damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption of their operation or services they provide. A cyberattack is any type of an offensive attempt to expose, steal, destroy, alter or get an unauthorized access to information or […]