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COP22: The Marrakesh Climate Change Conference*

The Marrakesh climate change conference was held in Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco on November 7-18, 2016. The conference took place right after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force on November 4, 2016. The conference in Morocco is the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations […]


Russia’s Immigration Policy: How Does it Affect Different Labor Migrant Groups?

With 12 million people migrating to Russia annually the country holds the second most popular migrant magnet destination title after United States (47 million) (UN, 2016). Russia sets apart from other migrant-receiving countries in terms of structure, profile and background of the migration influx to Russia. In usual cases, people […]


Russia-Uzbekistan Migration Agreement

Relations between the Central Asian countries and Russia integrated with each other in many aspects and one of them is labor migration from Central Asia to Russia. Labor migration from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to Russia is essentially important for these remittance-dependent countries in Central Asia. For international migrants, Russia […]


The United States Revealed it’s Budget Spending on Central Asia for 2017

During a congressional subcommittee on June, 9, 2016, the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) make the case for the department’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2017 budget, which requests $164.1 million for Central Asia. By requesting the budget, Daniel Rosenblum who is the Deputy Assistant Secretary […]


The Eurasia Project: a New Challenge for Kazakhstan’s Energy Industry

It is well known that over 90% of revenues, which go to the National Fund (NF) of Kazakhstan, originate from exports of energy resources. Taking into account the fact that these funds are allocated for both increasing economic development and financing budget deficits, there is a strong need for keeping […]


Why is China Moving Production Facilities to Kazakhstan?

The total number of industrial enterprises of China ranks first in the world. Currently, about 3/5 of the labor force working in heavy industry have generated half of the industrial output.[i]. More than half of the main public fund industry is concentrated in large cities with population over 500 thousand […]


Security Issues of the Caspian Sea Region

In the context of global security challanges that spread across the Middle East and North Africa dramatically reshaping the geopolitical landscape of the region more than anything else demonstrated the importance of ensuring  international and regional security. The newly unstable security environment has created an array of challenges for Eurasia […]


Alternative Energy Sources of Uzbekistan*

There is a huge potential for the development of renewable energy sources (RES) in Uzbekistan. While the World Bank statistics mention 100 percent access of the population to the electricity,[1] according to some estimates for about 1500 rural settlements of 1,5 million people are not properly connected to the central power […]


Internationalization of the Chinese Higher Education: The Case of Kazakhstan

China, with the largest population in the world of over 1.3 billion people, has moved into the second place in the world in terms of the size of its economy. The higher education sector has grown tremendously. Now China has a goal to accept 500,000 students by 2020 and the […]


Does the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route Bring New Opportunities for Ukraine?

After suspending the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine from January 1, 2016, Russia imposed a food embargo on Ukraine and blocked the transit of Ukrainian goods heading to Central Asian countries and China. Under new regulations, the Ukrainian goods can be transported via Russian railways only in case if Ukraine’s […]