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How do Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union Respond to External Shocks

Members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has recently experienced economic slowdown and recession due to external shocks such as pandemic and drop in oil prices. Price wars on the global oil market mainly between Russia and Saudi Arabia and pandemic induced demand shock led to the first negative oil […]


The EAEU Development Strategy: Work in Progress

On May 19, 2020, a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council was held via videoconference. The focus of the discussions was on the development strategy of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) until 2025. The summit was held on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the union and against […]


COVID-19 and Its Impact on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Case of Central Asia

When, in mid-January 2020, President of China Xi Jinping paid a visit to Myanmar, where he signed agreements on new infrastructure projects, it seemed that nothing could interfere with the Chinese Belt and Road initiative (BRI) [Koh, 2020]. Then, the probability of a global pandemic was low and China was […]


Digital Surveillance Solutions in Central Asian States

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance of digital solutions in our everyday activities and opened new horizons of digitalization. The total quarantine regime boosted the importance of monitoring technologies, which subsequently enhanced opportunities for providers of digital infrastructure. The Central Asian states, in accordance with the global practice, have also […]


Some Indicators of the Health Care Development in Kazakhstan

The global outbreak of COVID-19 is making dramatic changes to policies in health care of governments around the world. The rapid spread of the new pandemic created huge pressure on the health care system of all countries struggling with the new viral disease highlighting the importance of medicine. Rapid reactions […]


Women in Politics: Global and Kazakhstan Trend

Gender equality is one of the basic human rights, which means that men and women have the same and equal opportunities and potential to develop themselves in all spheres of life. For a long time, politics has been a field of males, while females were kept away from politics for […]


Avoiding Dutch Disease in the Oil Industry of Kazakhstan

Due to its geographical location, Kazakhstan is a country rich of natural resources such as copper, iron, aluminum, lead, natural gas and oil. Thus, the resource sector plays a significant role in the economy of Kazakhstan. Extraction and production of natural resources contributed to the economic growth of the country […]


The Need for Information Hygiene

Among the terms that appeared not so long ago, but firmly taking their place in today’s vocabulary, there is another one that sounds somewhat unusual – information hygiene. However, given that hygiene is not just a series of procedures, but science that studies how the external environment affects the human […]


How Innovative is the Eurasian Economic Union?

Innovation development is a priority policy in all member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The EAEU members often host different international conferences, business forums and other events devoted to the popularization of innovations and new technologies. Countries implement programs and special policies, supported by experts of international development […]


Future of the Global Supply Chains

Globalization significantly affected international trade through the global supply chains. Multinational corporations from advanced economies started to produce goods in different developing countries through offshoring of manufacturing and were interested in global market liberalization. Many studies show that this pattern of trade leads to lower consumer prices, higher investment from […]