November 16, 2016

Liberalizing the Labor Market in Kazakhstan

Today, highly skilled workers play an essential role in the economic development of, especially in developing countries. This skilled labor force is the engine of breakthrough innovations that boost the economic growth with new production methods. However, the distribution of highly skilled workers in the world is imbalanced, in particular, […]
November 9, 2016

New Opportunities for International Assistance in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has experienced a protracted conflict for almost thirty-five years that hindered its development. Furthermore, over the past five years the country has seen the rise of the armed non-state actors who keep challenging the territorial control of the Government. Since the withdrawal of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces […]
November 2, 2016

The Developments in the Tourism Sector in Uzbekistan

The improvement of transportation systems, development of communications, urbanization and growing mobility of population and their social wealth are important factors positively affecting the tourism sector in the world. Under these conditions, we are witnessing the rapid growth of the tourism sector in many countries. According to the United Nations […]
October 26, 2016

Current Economic Structure of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

The economic development of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, which is China’s gateway to Eurasia, has significant importance not only for China, but also for the neighboring countries in the region. The XUAR is located on the important route of the Silk Road Economic […]
October 21, 2016

Paris Agreement to Enter into Force after the Ratification Double Threshold is Met*

The Paris Agreement on climate change was reached during the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December 2015. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), temperature rise above the 2 oC limit would have catastrophic and irreversible consequences, such as an increase in natural disasters […]
October 19, 2016

Evaluation of the Parliamentary Elections to the State Duma in Russia

The 7th legislative elections for the State Duma, which is the Lower House of the Russian Parliament, were held on September 18, 2016. According to the results of the Russian Central Election Commission, 47.82% (namely 52,631,849) of 110,061,200 registered voters participated in the elections and the United Russia Party won […]
October 12, 2016

Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: the View from China

The South China Sea disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Brunei, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. There are disputes about the Paracels and the Spratlys island chains, aswell as maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Tonkin. The South China Sea plays a significant role in the […]
September 28, 2016

On the Eve of the V Caspian Summit in Astana

Current geopolitical situation in the Caspian region clearly demonstrates the necessity for searching a mutually acceptable solution regarding both establishment of the new legal status and determination of the regime of use of the Caspian Sea. For more than two decades, the littoral countries have been trying to adopt a […]
September 27, 2016

Foreign Direct Investments in the Economy of Kyrgyzstan

During the last few years, the economy   of Kyrgyzstan has grown due to the significant increase in gold exports and trade with the neighbouring countries. Although the economic recession in Russia led to a decline in the demand for Kyrgyz goods, which caused a reduction in non-gold exports of the […]
September 21, 2016

Bilateral Economic Cooperation between Japan and Uzbekistan

In the early nineties of the XX century the importance of Central Asian region seemed insignificant for Japan. However, when the Prime Minister of Japan in 1997, Ryutaro Hashimoto, put forward the concept of “Silk Road Diplomacy”, this concept caused significant changes in Japan’s policy in Central Asia. The “Central Asia + Japan” Dialogue initiated in 2004 marked […]