E-Bulletin

E-Bulletin


March 27, 2017

Perspectives of Wind Energy Developments in Russia

Wind energy is one of the most developed and investment-attractive types of renewable energy sources (RES) in the world. The economic potential of RES in Russia amounts to 2,225 thousand GWh annually, while the technical potential, which is a part of the total potential that can be efficiently utilized, is […]
March 22, 2017

Russia’s Offshore Oil Production in the Caspian Sea: the Case of the Filanovsky and Korchagin Fields

Nowadays, Russia is strongly interested in developing its continental shelves in order to enlarge the oil and gas potential of the country. As one of the major hydrocarbon exporters in the world, Russia is in search for a viable alternative to replace its aging Western Siberian fields, which are experiencing […]
March 21, 2017

RUSSIA’S OFFSHORE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE CASPIAN SEA: THE CASE OF THE FILANOVSKY AND KORCHAGIN FIELDS

Nowadays, Russia is strongly interested in developing its continental shelves in order to enlarge the oil and gas potential of the country. As one of the major hydrocarbon exporters in the world, Russia is in search for a viable alternative to replace its aging Western Siberian fields, which are experiencing […]
March 14, 2017

ECONOMIC COOPERATION ORGANIZATION: CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS

The ECO is a regional organization established for stronger cooperation and deeper regional integration in 1985 with the joint efforts of Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran. The ECO is the successor of the Regional Cooperation for Development that was established in 1964, but with the revolution in Iran it was no […]
March 11, 2017

The SCO Free Trade Area Project: Problems and Prospects

Currently, the regional economic integration has become one of the main conspicuous issues in the global economy. In the recent years, the number of the free trade regime agreements signed between developing countries with transition economies and developed countries has rapidly increased. To date, the number of various agreements on […]
February 28, 2017

Recent Changes in the Non-Oil Sector of the Economy of Kazakhstan

Last year was marked by significant changes in the economic structure of Kazakhstan. As a result of low oil prices, the crude oil export revenues reduced to $22.3 billion, which is even lower than in 2015 when it was $31.1 billion and three times lower than in 2011 when it […]
February 21, 2017

The Results of the Presidential Election in Turkmenistan and Strategic Priorities

On February 12, 2017, the fifth presidential election was held in Turkmenistan. According to the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, the turnout in the election was 97.27% or 3,140,865 of registered voters. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was reelected as the President for the third time with 97.69% (3,068,311) of votes. The presidential […]
February 15, 2017

Foreign Direct Investment Flows to Iran in the Post Sanctions Period

Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), after 2 years of negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on July 14, 2015. Under the agreement, Iran agreed to significantly reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium […]
February 8, 2017

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan: Signs of Political and Economic Rapprochement

During the Soviet Union, Dushanbe and Tashkent used to have the tightest economic cooperation within the Central Asian region. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the Central Asian republics immediately felt its effect in terms of the economic recession, infrastructural disintegration and political tensions. After the civil war in Tajikistan in […]
February 1, 2017

Aiming to Transform Knowledge into Strategy in Eurasia: The Eurasian Research Institute

The Eurasian region gained special importance after the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The region attracts the attention of the great powers with its socio-economic, cultural, political and security aspects and the energy resources it possesses. Nowadays, particularly the struggle between the West (mainly the U.S.) and […]