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Nowadays, the world energy has entered a new phase of technological development. Combining horizontal drilling with multistage hydraulic fracturing and proppant injection made it possible to start the commercial production of such unconventional sources of hydrocarbons as shale gas. Inspired by the case of the US, the countries with large […]

The 5th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

On June 10-11, 2015, Astana hosted the 5th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions themed “The Dialogue of Religious Leaders and Politicians in the Name of Peace and Development”. Participants of the two-day congress discussed the responsibility to humanity of religious and political leaders, the influence of religion […]


Issues concerning spatial development for many years were on the periphery of the economic policy agenda of Kazakhstan since its existence as an independent state. The launching of the “State Program on the Development of Monocities for 2012-2020” can be considered as the first spatial development program in more practical […]

Perspectives on Potential of Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is an energy rich country, both in fossil fuels and in renewable energy sources, such as hydropower, wind energy, solar radiation, geothermal energy and bio-fuels. However, for today, most of these green energy resources are left untapped. In 2014 renewable energy accounted for 0.6% of electricity generation, not including […]

Prospects on Financial Sector in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is one of the most successful transition countries that achieved to move to free market economy from centralized economy. Kazakhstan entered into the period of economic revival after the widespread reforms in mid-1990s. Despite 1998 Asian crisis, the government implemented specific measures including trade protection and foreign exchange rationing. […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union: Labor migrants Case

The ceremony of signing documents on Kyrgyzstan’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) Agreement took place after the EAEU Summit in Moscow on May 8, 2015. Leaders of the EAEU and Kyrgyzstan were in the process of negotiations on accession issue since Presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed […]

Prospects For Military Cooperation Between The Сaspian Sea States

The problem of the Caspian Sea militarization started to appear at the beginning of the 21st century. Despite the fact that after the fall of the Soviet Union newly independent states, namely, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, opposed to the idea of militarization of the Caspian Sea, nowadays Astana, Baku and Ashgabat […]

Current Presidential Elections and Parliamentary system development in Kazakhstan

On April 26, 2015, Kazakhstan held early presidential election which was initiated by the Majilis members of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK). The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev won a landslide victory in presidential election against the two other candidates by a large margin. According to the Central […]

A Brief Look on the New Synergy Joint Economic Program After 2nd Meeting of High-Level Strategic Cooperation council

On 16th April, 2015, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an official visit to Kazakhstan with an invitation of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. This is the first official visit of Erdogan to Kazakhstan since his election as a resident. Nazarbayev gave a solemn welcoming to […]

Framework Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Program

The tensions between Iran and Western countries, especially with US started to rise in 2003. Since then, Western countries and US have tried to dismantle the Iran’s nuclear program (INP), insisting that in the framework of the INP, Tehran could conduct studies on nuclear weapons. Despite the fact that Iranian […]