September 20, 2018

Iran-Pakistan Cooperation in Ensuring Regional Security: the Balochistan Problem

At present, the issues of ensuring and strengthening regional security, as well as intensifying the fight against the threat of terrorism and separatism, remain among the main strategic priorities of many states. In this respect, Iran and Pakistan are no exception. Over the past decades, Tehran and Islamabad have faced […]
September 11, 2018

The Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Kazakhstan

It is widely believed that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are very important for economic growth. According to the World Bank, such enterprises contribute up to 45% of total employment and up to 33% of GDP in developing countries. Since the SMEs account for more than 90% of total enterprises […]
August 4, 2018

The Results of Educatıonal Reforms in Kazakhstan

The social responsibility of education in Kazakhstan, and indeed throughout the world, is becoming increasingly clear and requires taking into account new conditions. The sooner the awareness of the need for transformations comes, the more chances the Kazakh education system will not stand aside from the global progress.  
July 27, 2018

Trade and Economic Relations between South Korea and Uzbekistan: Mutually Beneficial Forms of Cooperation

Following the establishment of diplomatic relations in January 1992, South Korea and Uzbekistan adopted a package of documents that laid the foundation for the development of closer cooperation between the two countries. Since then, South Korea has long been a reliable and proven strategic partner of Uzbekistan.  
July 20, 2018

June 2018 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Turkey

On June 24, 2018, the presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Turkey. The fact that the voter turnout was high at almost 87% indicates that the Turkish people have shown a keen interest in voting in order to make a decision on the political fate of their country. According […]
July 16, 2018

New Economic Policy of Russia during the Fourth Presidential Term of Putin

As it was expected, President of Russia Vladimir Putin issued a new package of the May Decrees that contain 150 tasks to be implemented during 2018-2024 by the federal and local executive authorities starting right after Putin’s inauguration for the fourth presidential term. The document is extremely important since it […]
July 6, 2018

Understanding the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

On July 7, 2017, following three international conferences on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, which were held in Norway, Mexico and Austria in 2013-2014, and two rounds of negotiations at the head-quarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York, UN member states adopted the first legally binding instrument […]
July 2, 2018

The Future of Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Challenges and Prospects

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) grew out of the Shanghai Five, which was founded in April 1996 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. After the inclusion of Uzbekistan in June 2001, the SCO became a regional security organization. With the accession of India and Pakistan as full members in […]
June 25, 2018

The Development of the EUR/KZT Exchange Rate

According to the report published by the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) on January 31, 2018, the investments in Euro done by individuals were the most profitable in national currency equivalent amongst other financial instruments in 2017. It was noted that individuals’ de-posits in Euro made about 15.3% income growth […]
June 14, 2018

The Role of Pakistan in China’s Transportation Projects

Within the framework of the New Silk Road strategy, China is focused on the implementation of its long-term strategic Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which includes the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road projects. Unveiled during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Astana in September […]