Publication Categories

China-India Border Tensions: New Normal?

In April 2020, China and India marked the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. However, the plans to celebrate the anniversary by arranging 70 events within the India-China Year of Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges were overshadowed with renewed border clashes. Although face-offs and standoffs in border areas between China and […]


A Brief Review of Uzbekistan’s Demographic Profile

On February 18 of 2020, the population of Uzbekistan reached a milestone of 34 million. Since the beginning of 2020, the population increased by 0.28% from 33,905,799 to 34,002,410. Being the largest country in Central Asia in terms of population, Uzbekistan shows rather a fast population growth. Since 2010, the […]


The Causes of Child Labor in Bangladesh

Participation of children in activities such as helping their parents at home, assisting them at work, and earning pocket money during school holidays is considered to have a positive contribution to the acquisition of children’s skills and experience and to help them to be productive in society in adulthood. However, […]


The Role of Religion in Tough Times

When trouble comes into the house, all means are good to save your family, especially if the house is practically the whole world, and the family is all of humanity. One of such powerful tools in a global pandemic can be  religion for those people in whose life it occupies […]


United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods: A Tool for Development in Trade and Sales for Kazakhstan and Its Comparison with the Civil Law

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shortly known as (CISG) developed by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and signed in Vienna in 1980 which came into force after the ratification of 11 countries in 1988 (UNCITRAL.org, 2019). Currently, 93 countries are […]


Global Trade in Agricultural Products

Agriculture remains one of the strategically important sectors of the world economy. It provides food security and many raw materials for other related industries and manufacturing. In middle and low-income countries employment in agriculture remains high, while in advanced economies it is insignificant. However, differences in productivity between these two […]


Brief Overview of External Migration in Kazakhstan

By the beginning of 2020, the population of Kazakhstan reached 18,632,169, which is 236,602 increase since January 1 of 2019. The natural increase totaled 269,575 whereas the net migration was negative 32,973 people. Hence, the net out-migration in the population in 2019 increased by 13.2% compared to 2018 [Statistics Committee, […]


20 Years since the First Inter-Korean Summit

Korea is a region located in East Asia washed by the Japanese and Yellow seas. This region historically developed as a single state; however, since the middle of the 20th century, one nation of Korea has been divided into two countries with different political and economic systems – Democratic People’s […]


Quarantine Virtual Art

Global pandemic has changed humanity’s daily routine in various ways, mostly introducing negative effects to it. However, there are silver linings even during such times. One of the most unexpected, yet admirable side effects of the coronavirus pandemic is that it has opened the opportunities for enriching people’s lives in […]


Astana Hub: Kazakhstan’s Silicon Valley

Society has drastically changed with the advent and evolution of technology. Colossal opportunities are provided by technology that plays a significant role in people’s everyday lives. Modern-day technology simplified the access to medicine, education, industry and transportation. At the present time people use technology in their life activities just as […]