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Evaluation of the April 2, 2017 Parliamentary Elections in Armenia

The 6th parliamentary elections were held in Armenia on April 2, 2017. According to the unofficial results announced by the Armenian Central Election Commission, 60.86% (namely 1,575,382) of the 2,588,590 registered voters participated in the elections and the Republican Party of Armenia won with 49.17% (771,247) of total votes. According […]


The 5th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress and China’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

Between 5-15 March 2017, the annual session of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC), which is the highest state institution and legislative body of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), took place in China’s capital, Beijing. The 1st session of the NPC was convened in 1954. The tenure of the general […]


Evaluation of the Parliamentary Elections in Kazakhstan on March 20, 2016

The elections to the sixth Parliament of Kazakhstan, namely, to the Lower Chamber of the Parliament (Majilis), was held on March 20, 2016. The parliamentary elections were held earlier than it was previously scheduled due to the initiative of the parliamentarians of the fifth Parliament, who appealed to the President […]


Perspectives of Wind Energy Developments in Russia

Wind energy is one of the most developed and investment-attractive types of renewable energy sources (RES) in the world. The economic potential of RES in Russia amounts to 2,225 thousand GWh annually, while the technical potential, which is a part of the total potential that can be efficiently utilized, is […]


Russia’s Offshore Oil Production in the Caspian Sea: the Case of the Filanovsky and Korchagin Fields

Nowadays, Russia is strongly interested in developing its continental shelves in order to enlarge the oil and gas potential of the country. As one of the major hydrocarbon exporters in the world, Russia is in search for a viable alternative to replace its aging Western Siberian fields, which are experiencing […]


RUSSIA’S OFFSHORE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE CASPIAN SEA: THE CASE OF THE FILANOVSKY AND KORCHAGIN FIELDS

Nowadays, Russia is strongly interested in developing its continental shelves in order to enlarge the oil and gas potential of the country. As one of the major hydrocarbon exporters in the world, Russia is in search for a viable alternative to replace its aging Western Siberian fields, which are experiencing […]


ECONOMIC COOPERATION ORGANIZATION: CURRENT SITUATION AND PROSPECTS

The ECO is a regional organization established for stronger cooperation and deeper regional integration in 1985 with the joint efforts of Turkey, Pakistan, and Iran. The ECO is the successor of the Regional Cooperation for Development that was established in 1964, but with the revolution in Iran it was no […]


The SCO Free Trade Area Project: Problems and Prospects

Currently, the regional economic integration has become one of the main conspicuous issues in the global economy. In the recent years, the number of the free trade regime agreements signed between developing countries with transition economies and developed countries has rapidly increased. To date, the number of various agreements on […]


Recent Changes in the Non-Oil Sector of the Economy of Kazakhstan

Last year was marked by significant changes in the economic structure of Kazakhstan. As a result of low oil prices, the crude oil export revenues reduced to $22.3 billion, which is even lower than in 2015 when it was $31.1 billion and three times lower than in 2011 when it […]


The Results of the Presidential Election in Turkmenistan and Strategic Priorities

On February 12, 2017, the fifth presidential election was held in Turkmenistan. According to the Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan, the turnout in the election was 97.27% or 3,140,865 of registered voters. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was reelected as the President for the third time with 97.69% (3,068,311) of votes. The presidential […]