March 3, 2015


One of the most distinct features that still determines the economic and social landscape of Kazakhstan and other Post-Communist States is the relatively small and underdeveloped private sector, which is supposed to be one of the most essential driving forces of the modern competitive market economy. A strong and competitive […]
February 24, 2015

Migration And Remittance: New Rules In Russian Labor And Immigration Law

As of January 1, 2015, Russia has introduced several laws in migration legislation, which would hit hard the Central Asian labor migrants, especially Tajiks and Uzbeks. Since Russia is the main destination country for the most of the Central Asian migrants, tightening the rules of entering and applying for a […]
February 17, 2015

The New Stage Of Integration Processes In Eurasia: The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project

In a short period, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan have strengthened their bilateral relations and created opportunities for development of regional transport infrastructure. Recently, these countries have achieved a successful process in transportation by constructing the Baku-Tbilisi- Kars railway planned to be completed in 2015. After putting the Baku-Tbilisi- […]
February 10, 2015

New Social Package For Oralmandar

There is a new social benefits package for ethnic repatriates “Oralmandar” (word ‘oralman’ is a translation of the word “repatriate” into Kazakh and –dar is the plural suffix) waiting for approval in the lower chamber of Parliament Majilis. The new package includes a number of benefits to encourage oralmandar to […]
February 3, 2015

Parliamentary Elections In Uzbekistan

From the end of 2014 to the first half of 2015 Uzbekistan has been in the process of conducting regular electoral campaigns. First round of parliamentary elections to the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis was held on December 21, 2014. There was also a need for the second round […]
January 27, 2015

Tolerance As A Value In Contemporary Kazakhstani Policy

Significance of the scientific research of tolerance is determined by practice of embodiment of the principle of tolerance as one of social values. Theoretical-methodological necessity of investigating tolerance is to consider basic approaches about this object, with the purpose to specify its etymological meaning.  
January 20, 2015

Observations On Economy And January 2015 Devaluation In Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan economy can be regarded as partly affected by 2008 global financial crisis due to limited degree of integration to international financial markets. An explosion at a pipeline caused a drop in the volumes of gas imported by Russia in 2009 but as Turkmenistan owns considerably high volumes of natural […]
January 13, 2015

Shipping in the Caspian Sea: Case of Kazakhstan

Physical characteristics of the Caspian Sea basin determine specific features for commercial shipping. Currently, merchant marine fleets in the Caspian Sea are represented by different types of vessels such as bulk carriers, oil tankers, barges, road and rail ferries. The majority of ships operating in the Caspian Sea is mixed […]
January 6, 2015

Tapi Pipeline Building Process: Any Hope For Success?

At the end of the year, energy security in the Eurasian region faced a number of challenges forcing regional and nonregional states to react to the new conditions. It is now doubt that decision of establishing the ambitious TAPI gas pipeline project, a joint venture company for the transportation of […]