May 19, 2019

Kazakh Students in China: Recent Developments and Trends

China has one of the most extensive higher education systems in the world: as of 2017, there were over 2,500 universities with about 38 mil-lion students. As the country’s role increases in world affairs, China promotes internationalization of its higher education. On the other hand, growing outside interest in the […]
May 8, 2019

Western China-Western Europe Corridor: Problems and Solutions

The Western China-Western Europe transport corridor can be considered as the largest infrastructure project between China, Russia and Kazakhstan, extending from the South China Sea (Lyanyungan) to the Baltic Sea (Saint Petersburg). The issue of this transport corridor was first raised in the 2005 letter to the Founding President of […]
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 30, 2019

The Aral Sea: is Recovery Still Possible?

The Aral Sea used to be the world’s fourth largest lake but has lost 90% of its volume since 1960s due to the Soviet Union’s massive water diversion and irrigation activities, mainly for cotton production. It is now one of the world’s largest man-made ecological disasters as the desiccation of […]
April 29, 2019

Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: Impact of Irregular Refugee Deals

On March 15, 2019, the civil war in Syria which started after Syrian armed forces used brutal force to crack down on protesters demanding the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad entered its ninth year. The escalation of the conflict between the government and the opposition forces has turned the country […]
April 25, 2019

Russia’s Demographics in 2018

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) of the Russian Federation reported that the number of the country’s residents as of January 1, 2019 equaled 144.439 million people, which is 88,000 people less than a year ago. Thus, over the course of 2018, the population of Russia decreased for the first […]
April 16, 2019

Will Russia and Japan Reach Consensus on Kuril Islands?

The period under Shinzo Abe’s leadership in Japan can already be described as historical for both internal and external policies of the country. He returned to power for the second time, an extremely rare situation for the Japanese political culture in the absence of a serious political crisis, thus he […]
April 11, 2019

Eurasian Research Institute: Past, Present and Future

The Eurasian Research Institute of the Khoja Akhmet Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University jointly established by the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Turkey is a think tank, which is tasked with following economic, political, social and cultural developments, as well as analyzing and developing strategies on issues related to […]
April 6, 2019

Causes of Professional Burnout among Teachers

The problem of professional burnout, although not a discovery of the 21st century, has nonetheless attracted the attention of not only researchers but also the public over the past decade. This is due to active social changes and multiple reforms in areas where the main functions are training, care, counseling, treatment […]
April 5, 2019

China’s Air Silk Road Initiative: Role of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

The recent aggravation of geopolitical, geo-economic and military confrontations on the global and regional scales along with the in-creased global and regional economic crises have negatively affected China’s economy, which had a high growth rate for many years, leading to a decrease in Chinese exports and the flow of foreign […]