November 27, 2018

Climate Change in Kazakhstan: Consequences and Solutions

For quite a long time, issues related to climate change and its consequences have not received due attention in Kazakhstan, and virtually no fundamental scientific research on the current situation and possible scenarios of its development has been conducted. Although Kazakhstan ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in […]
November 19, 2018

India’s Interest in Central Asia: New Trends

In recent years, India’s relations with the Central Asian states that date back to antiquity have acquired strategic significance. At present, Delhi considers Central Asia as an “extended neighborhood” and promotes its interests in the region based on deep cultural and promising commercial linkages. Relying upon the Soviet-time strategic arrangement, […]
November 16, 2018

Kazakhstan and China: The Issue of Transboundary Rivers

During the June 2017 visit of Chinese Pres-ident Xi Jinping to Kazakhstan and his reciprocal June 2018 visit to China, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev stated that there were no unresolved issues be-tween the two countries. Indeed, at the declaratory level, bilateral cooperation between Kazakhstan and China has developed on […]
November 5, 2018

Open Access for Research Publications: Challenges and Prospects

In the present-day academic community, publications are a means of communication in the research environment, as well as between scientists and those consumers who are interested in the results of their research. At the same time, by publishing results of their research, authors accomplish both high goals of advancing scientific […]
October 29, 2018

State Regulation of Agriculture in Kyrgyzstan

The state regulation of agriculture refers to the economic impact of the state on the production, processing and sale of agricultural products, raw materials and food. The main objective of such regulation is to ensure sustainability and development of the agricultural sector. Today, this sector is an integral part of […]
October 26, 2018

Fifth Anniversary of Belt and Road Initiative: Results and Prospects

In September 2013, at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of the need for cooperation between Central Asia and China and proposed the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt, which would revive a land route from China to Europe via Central Asia. Further, in October 2013, […]
October 25, 2018

Syria Crisis: Turkey Prevents New Potential Migration Wave

The civil war in Syria in seven years has forced more than 13 million Syrians to leave their homes due to security concerns. Among them, as of 27 September 2018, 5,628,350 people are seeking refuge abroad according to the figures registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), […]
October 8, 2018

Economic Implications of Climate Change on Russia

Nowadays it can be easily observed that the ongoing process of climate change has a major influence on Earth’s ecosystem, thereby determining many aspects of human activity. For instance, there is an upward temperature trend all over the world that could hinder the global growth by raising operational costs. In […]
October 1, 2018

The 6th Summit of the Turkic Council: a New Era

On September 3, 2018, the 6th Summit of the Co-operation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) was held in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, on the theme of “Youth and National Sports”. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the summit hosted […]
September 26, 2018

Turkmenistan-NATO: Cooperation Unhindered By Neutrality

Ashgabat’s interaction with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) started in March 1992, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Turkmenistan, along with other post-Soviet states, joined the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, which was later re-named the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). In July 1992, at the Helsinki Summit […]