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May 30, 2017

THE IRANIAN CENTRAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES AND THE EVALUATION OF 19TH MAY 2017 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN

On May 19, 2017, the 12th presidential election was held in Iran. The Interior Minister of Iran, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, announced that 41,220,131 registered voters (73,07%) took part in the elections and Hasan Rouhani was elected as the President of the country for the second time with 57,13% (23,549,616) of […]
May 24, 2017

Evolution of the Labor Productivity in the Economy of Kazakhstan

During the last couple of decades, Kazakhstan has been taking various measures intending to increase the labor productivity and these measures are rather successful in many terms. According to the latest available statistics of the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy Kazakhstan, the overall labor productivity in […]
May 17, 2017

Turkey-European Union Refugee Agreement: Evaluation of the First Year Achievements

Since 2011, civil war in Syria has forced more than 12 million Syrians to leave their homeland. Among them, 6.6 million Syrians were relocated within the country to safer regions while 5 million Syrians sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq. As of February […]
May 9, 2017

The Preservation of the Eastern Culture Heritage in Russia

Since 16-17 centuries, the Russian academic elite formed strong scientific school of the Oriental studies, which focused on the issues of interaction between Russia and Asia. The Russian scientists were convinced that the historical destiny of Russia lies precisely in establishing close links with the Asian region. As a result, […]
May 2, 2017

KAZAKHSTAN’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: PRIORITIES AND EXPECTATIONS

On June 28, 2016, Kazakhstan was elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for a two year term beginning in January 2017. Thus, Kazakhstan has become the first Central Asian country to be elected to the world’s most important political body that has the primary […]
April 24, 2017

THE EFFECT OF LOW OIL PRICES AND SANCTIONS ON THE PUBLIC DEBT OF RUSSIA

Currently, the Russian economy is suffering from an economic slowdown. GDP of Russia decreased by 3.7% and 0.2% in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Under these conditions, it is not surprising that the country experiences the increase of public debt to GDP, which according to the Finance Ministry of Russia, will […]
April 19, 2017

The Influence of Jadidism on the Kazakh Enlightenment

The main feature of the historical development of the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century as a multinational state was that the bulk of Muslims of the Russian Empire were Turkic-speaking people. The idea of the “unity in faith” was closely intertwined with the set of […]
April 12, 2017

Evaluation of the April 2, 2017 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia

The 6th parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on April 2, 2017. According to the unofficial results announced by the Armenian Central Election Commission, 60.86% (namely 1,575,382) of the 2,588,590 registered voters participated in the elections and the Republican Party of Armenia won with 49.17% (771,247) of total votes. According […]
April 5, 2017

The 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress and China’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

Between 5-15 March 2017, the annual session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), which is the highest state institution and legislative body of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), took place in China’s capital, Beijing. The 1st session of the NPC was convened in 1954. The tenure of the general […]
March 29, 2017

Evaluation of the Parliamentary Elections in Kazakhstan on March 20, 2016

The elections to the sixth Parliament of Kazakhstan, namely, to the Lower Chamber of the Parliament (Majilis), was held on March 20, 2016. The parliamentary elections were held earlier than it was previously scheduled due to the initiative of the parliamentarians of the fifth Parliament, who appealed to the President […]