March 29, 2019

Potential for Developing Cultural Tourism in Turkistan Region

Kazakhstan’s tourism industry ranked 81st out of 136 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitive-ness Index 2017. This indicates that the country’s rank has moved up from the 85th position in 2015. If we compare it with the rankings of other post-Soviet countries, we can see that […]
March 19, 2019

Innovations in China: Capacity for Technology Transfer to Kazakhstan

China as an emerging superpower intensifies its Research & Development (R&D) capabilities day by day. The country’s progress in innovations has become possible through the efficient implementation of the Reforms and Opening Up policy over the last 40 years. The Chinese government attaches great importance to the Science & Engineering […]
March 5, 2019

China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor: Interests of the Parties

On June 24, 2016, during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Tashkent, the presidents of China, Mongolia and Russia agreed on the China-Mongolia- Russia Economic Corridor (CMREC), which is an important project of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The project aims at realizing joint projects in areas such […]
February 26, 2019

President Mirziyoyev’s Pivot to Central Asian Cooperation: Progress Made over Two Years

Uzbekistan, which shares common borders with all the Central Asian states and Afghanistan, has become a key trendsetter in the region during the past two years. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who came to power after the death of the country’s first president, Islam Karimov, in August 2016 and won the election in […]
February 18, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Monetary Policy: Analysis of Recent Developments

Monetary policy is one of the main directions of economic policy of any state, which is conducted by an authorized organization, such as a central bank, in or-der to ensure the stability of the economy and the balance of money in circulation. Such a role in our country is performed […]
January 25, 2019

Cultural Landscape of Modern Cities

The beginning of the 21st century was marked by changes in the approaches and assessment of not only the natural environment but also the cultural landscape. The concept of a cultural landscape refers to a territory that has been transformed by man as a result of the development of human […]
December 27, 2018

New Migration Flow Trends to Europe

The civil war in Syria has caused one of the greatest migration flows since World War II and forced more than 13 million people to leave their homes. Among them, around 6.6 million have relocated within the country, while over 5.6 million have sought refuge in neighboring countries, with 3.6 […]
December 19, 2018

Russian Oil Industry on the Verge of Decline

According to the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Russia owns the eight largest oil fields in the world possessing around 5% of the global proven reserves of oil and gas condensate (80 billion barrels). Currently, Russia accounts for 14% of the global oil production with 11 million barrels per day, which […]
December 14, 2018

China’s New Foreign Policy Approaches

China has become the world’s second largest economy as a result of its sustainable and high economic growth. With its political, economic and military developments over the past few years, China is stepping forward to being a global superpower rather than a gradually rising country. Being the only superpower after […]
December 4, 2018

Iran-Pakistan-India Gas Pipeline: Implementation Issues

The Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project was first initiated by Iran in mid-1990s in order to transport the Iranian gas through Pakistan to India. However, the idea itself was first proposed in the late 1950s in a scientific article published by the Military College of Engineering, Pakistan. The idea came […]