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Ethnic Diversity Change in Kazakhstan during 2010-2020

Kazakhstan, inhabited by more than 120 ethnic groups, is the most ethnically diverse country among the post-Soviet states. Its polyethnicity is the result of the complicated historical events and the legacy inherited from the USSR. Kazakhstan’s total population has recently reached 18,631,779 people, which is 14.9%, or 2,428,505 people, more […]


Geopolitics versus Technology: The Case of Huawei

During the traditional Munich Security Conference in February 2020, the U.S. delegation widely publicized the security risk arising from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei’s 5G technology. In addition, the enduring global campaign of the United States to boycott Huawei during the last three years has been widely discussed at almost […]


Kazakh Diaspora in Iran and the Nurly Kosh Program

The Kazakh diasporas in the world were formed as a result of many historical events. Throughout the history of Kazakhstan, Kazakhs left their homeland for other countries only in exceptional circumstances – as a result of political, economic, and religious oppression, rebellions and wars, genocide and famine, particularly, in the […]


Evaluation of the New China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Transport Corridor

While transportation services are experiencing enormous difficulties all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, China opened a new transport corridor to Uzbekistan through Kyrgyzstan. On June 5, 2020, the train loaded with cargo containers departed from the city of Lanzhou, the capital of the Gansu province, to the […]


Historical and Intellectual Basis of International Student Mobility

Traveling abroad for education and training purposes is the result of the internationalization of education, in other words, the spread of international educational activities. Even though the history of the internationalization of education within the scope of edification and missionary activities dates back to ancient times, from the methodological standpoint, […]


Impact of Covid-19 on Uzbekistan’s Tourism Industry

The novel coronavirus outbreak affects almost every area of life in many parts of the world. With the arrival of summer, the tourism industry was expected to revive. However, this tourist season is far from the previous years’ activity due to the pandemic. Because of the highly contagious virus, businesses […]


Far-Right Parties Rising in the Western End of Eurasia: The Case of Estonia

The past 10 years have been marked by many events such as global economic crises, migration flows, epidemic diseases and their consequences. In many countries, we are witnessing the effects of the series of negative situations on economic, political, and even social life. In a few years after the 2008-2009 […]


Impact of COVID-19 on the Kyrgyz Economy

The coronavirus outbreak affected almost the entire world, causing one of the largest economic crises since the Second World War. The leaders of almost all countries of the world, including Kyrgyzstan, are trying to find a balance between protecting public health and maintaining the normal operation of the economy with […]


Uzbekistan’s Path to Enhanced Partnership with the European Union

In accordance with the 2019 European Union (EU) Strategy on Central Asia, the European Council initiated negotiations on the new-generation bilateral Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreements (EPCAs) with the Central Asian states. The EPCA, aimed to be a cornerstone of the EU’s engagement with the region, will be the major […]


Shinzo Abe’s Pyrrhic victory over Coronavirus

In November 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made history having become the nation’s longest-serving prime minister: he surpassed Taro Katsura, Japan’s prime minister in the early twentieth century. Abe had big plans for 2020 since the country was supposed to host the Summer Olympic Games, and the prime minister […]