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The Risks of Corruption: The Case of Central Asia

Corruption remains one of the main threats for global development as it persists in the majority of countries. It is a major challenge not only for developing states, but also for the advanced ones. Data shows that annual costs of corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion, and other illicit financial […]


Recent Developments on the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Iranian nuclear program began in the 1950s in the framework of the United States of America’s (USA) “Atom for Peace” program. With the 1979 Iranian revolution, USA’s support was halted and Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) continued to develop its nuclear program itself. However, since the Iranian nuclear program was […]


Presidential Election in Moldova: A New Turn to the West

The leader of the Action and Solidarity Party of Moldova Maia Sandu has in the second round of presidential election defeating the incumbent president Igor Dodon, who ran as an independent candidate. Eight candidates representing practically all political parties of Moldova took part in the first round of the election. […]


Artificial Intelligence: Case of Indian Dairy Industry

With the continuous development of science and technology, artificial intelligence transforms the nature of everything that is connected to people’s everyday lives. Artificial intelligence refers to the principle that a machine and technology can perform tasks in a way similar to human brains and solve simple and more complex problems […]


Analysis of Bilateral Trade between Russia and Uzbekistan

Trade is an important factor that links countries and industries. Moreover, it stimulates economic growth, reduces poverty and drives globalization. Trade ties play an important role for forming regional trade agreements. Many countries develop special trade stimulating programs. In Central Asia, countries pay special attention to the development of export-oriented […]


Taiwan’s Concerns amid the U.S.-China Strains

China’s military maneuvers in the Taiwanese airspace in mid-September 2020 act as a reminder that cross-strait relations remain among the important issues in the Asia Pacific. Triggered by the visit of the U.S. high-level delegation to Taiwan, the People Liberation Army’s demonstrative flight made the Taiwanese government worry about the […]


Convergence or Divergence: COVID-19 Crisis as Crossroad for Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tremendous global economic shock jeopardizing the development and economic growth accumulated in recent years. According to the latest World Bank’s economic prospects, the world is about to face a 5.2% of global GDP decline in 2020, which would be the most severe recession since […]


Creative Economy

Knowledge and creativity are the new “oil” of the 21st century, and this opinion is increasingly recognized. New industries have been born revolving around these concepts, building what is known today as the creative economy. The development of the definition of the creative economy is still an ongoing process. The […]


Potential of Wind Energy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country rich both in fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. However, in the light of recent global developments such as unstable energy market, limited amounts of fossil fuels and deteriorating environmental conditions, the country took a course of developing renewable energy sources. The basic principle of the […]


The Risks of the High Government Debt for Central Asia

Increasing levels of debt became a common concern for many advanced and developing countries. Debt-to-GDP ratios are historically high in the United States, Germany, France and other advanced economies. Rapid growth of government expenditure as the result of many social programs, lower tax revenues, increasing share of elders among population […]