May 12, 2015

Prospects For Military Cooperation Between The Сaspian Sea States

The problem of the Caspian Sea militarization started to appear at the beginning of the 21st century. Despite the fact that after the fall of the Soviet Union newly independent states, namely, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, opposed to the idea of militarization of the Caspian Sea, nowadays Astana, Baku and Ashgabat […]
May 4, 2015

Current Presidential Elections and Parliamentary system development in Kazakhstan

On April 26, 2015, Kazakhstan held early presidential election which was initiated by the Majilis members of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK). The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev won a landslide victory in presidential election against the two other candidates by a large margin. According to the Central […]
April 28, 2015

A Brief Look on the New Synergy Joint Economic Program After 2nd Meeting of High-Level Strategic Cooperation council

On 16th April, 2015, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an official visit to Kazakhstan with an invitation of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. This is the first official visit of Erdogan to Kazakhstan since his election as a resident. Nazarbayev gave a solemn welcoming to […]
April 21, 2015

Framework Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The tensions between Iran and Western countries, especially with US started to rise in 2003. Since then, Western countries and US have tried to dismantle the Iran’s nuclear program (INP), insisting that in the framework of the INP, Tehran could conduct studies on nuclear weapons. Despite the fact that Iranian […]
April 14, 2015

Kazakhstan’s Trade with Central Asian Countries

Kazakhstan entered into the Customs Union with Russia and Belarus on July 1, 2011, and this decision played a crucial role in determining the country’s foreign trade policy. On January 1, 2015, the Customs Union transformed into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) implying a greater importance of economic integration and […]
April 7, 2015

Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman International Transport and Transit Corridor

A signing ceremony of an International Agreement on Establishing a new international transport and transit corridor Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran – Oman – Qatar was held in Ashgabat on 25th of April, 2011. This agreement is known as “Ashgabat Agreement”.  
March 31, 2015

Energy Security In Caspian Region: In The Context Of International Law

IV Summit of Heads of Caspian States was held in Astrakhan in Russian Federation in 29 September 2014. In this Summit, considerable issues such as cooperation between the Caspian states, the Caspian legal regime development and preservation of its unique natural habitat and aquatic biological resources were held in detail. […]
March 24, 2015

Southern Gas Corridor: A New Step For The Eu’s Energy Supply

Turkey and Azerbaijan have been trying to implement the Southern Gas Corridor Project as an important project which aims to help the region resources to meet with the world market. By an implementation of this Project, Azerbaijan’s gas (from the Caspian Sea) will have the opportunity to reach Italy, Europe. […]
March 17, 2015

Environmental Issues of the Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is the largest endorheic body of water with a unique environmental system and abundant natural resources. Therefore, issues arising in the area are crucial to the countries sharing its waters (Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan).  
March 10, 2015

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Past And Present

Iran’s nuclear program started in the 1950’s. Iran’s first nuclear activities were held by Shah Pahlavi under the “Atoms for Peace” program with the U.S. It has continuously been stated that the program was for peaceful purposes and obtaining nuclear energy. The U.S. and the European countries have continued to support […]