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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 […]


Vaccine Hesitancy Issues in Kazakhstan

As the novel coronavirus ravages through the world, reaching more than 6 million cases in total, people all over the globe wonder if the pandemic and its subsequent implications are to end anytime soon. Unfortunately, there is a consensus among experts that it is impossible to talk about the end […]


Future of Globalization

Globalization remains one of the frequently discussed issues among economists. There are proponents of this process, arguing for free trade, mobility of capital, people, technologies and ideas with a stronger role of international institutions such as the World Trade Organization.   2 Views / Көрулер / Görüntüleme / Просмотры


Moldova’s Difficult Choice: European or Eurasian Integration

Moldova is one of the members of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) officially launched on May 7, 2009 and consisting of six post-Soviet states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). The EaP is meant to serve as the framework for discussions between the European Union (EU) and its Eastern European […]


Gender and Disarmament: Increasing Women’s Engagement

On October 31, 2000, the United Nations Security Council adopted a landmark resolution that established the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Among other things, Resolution 1325 (2000) reaffirmed the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peacebuilding, stressing the importance of their equal participation […]


Turkey’s Public Diplomacy Activities in Kyrgyzstan

Public diplomacy methods are becoming increasingly important for states to achieve their goals in line with their foreign policy agendas and strategies. Over the last 10 years, Turkey has also made considerable strides in its international relations, establishing new institutions and restructuring pre-existing ones. In this regard, Turkey’s public diplomacy […]


Social and Cultural Infrastructure of Turkistan Region

The key indicators of the socio-economic development of Kazakhstan affect the living standards of local people in different parts of the country. In this regard, the state of social and cultural infrastructure in the regions has not yet been fully addressed. Accordingly, the measures taken within the scope of the […]


Recent Developments in Exports of Central Asian Countries to China

China, which has invested billions of dollars and provided loans to Central Asia, continues to be one of the most important trading partners of the countries in the region. According to the 2019 data, China is the top trading partner for Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, the second largest for Kazakhstan, […]


Interaction between Science and Politics: Case of COVID-19

People tend to ask politicians and heads of state about causes of wars and political crises, doctors and scientists – about causes of pandemic outbreaks and climate change, and the Higher Forces – about causes of natural disasters. There are several versions of the emergence of COVID-19, including its artificial […]