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Russia’s Demographic Crisis: Is There a Way Out?

Ensuring sustainable population growth has entered the list of challenges for a large number of countries. In today’s world, many developed economies, primarily in the West, are in the list of countries whose populations are shrinking at a rapid pace. According to the United Nations standard for sustainable growth, the […]


What are the Reasons for Early Presidential Election in Azerbaijan?

According to the decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev on February 5, 2018, the date of Azerbaijan’s next presidential election was rescheduled to an earlier date by more than six months – from October 17 to April 11. Despite the announcement that this decision was made in accordance with the […]


Changes in the Vector of Academic Mobility

International student mobility is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon in higher education in many countries of the world. The dominant trend of the past few years has been the growing flow of students from developing countries to universities in Europe, primarily British ones, and the United States. To receive education […]


Economics of Demographics in Central Asia

As of January 2018, the population of the five Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, reached a landmark figure of 71 million people. Uzbekistan, being the most populated country in the region, has a population of 32.12 million people, followed by Kazakhstan with 18.16 million people, while […]


Asya Avrupa No: 26

Değerli Asya Avrupa okuyucuları, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi’ne bağlı Avrasya Araştırma Enstitüsü olarak her ay yayınladığımız ve dört dilde (Türkçe, Kazakça, İngilizce, Rusça) içerik barındıran haber analiz dergimiz Asya Avrupa 26. Sayısına erişmiş bulunuyor. Her zamanki gibi bu sayımızda da, Enstitü uzmanlarımız, Avrasya gündemini yakından ilgilendiren pek çok konuyu dikkatinize […]


Main Outcomes of Kazakhstan’s UNSC Presidency

January 31, 2018, marked the end of Kazakhstan’s month-long presidency at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Kazakhstan’s presidency in the world’s most important political body for the month of January was a culmination of its non-permanent UNSC membership and a significant milestone in its strategy of building a positive […]


Developments in China’s Railway Diplomacy

In recent years, China’s overseas high-speed rail (HSR) projects have been of great importance for shaping the country’s new diplomatic strategy, namely, railway diplomacy, which has become a new form of Beijing’s foreign policy along with ping-pong diplomacy, panda diplomacy, and energy diplomacy. The high-speed rail projects, which are carried […]


What has Caused Unrest in Iran from Economic Perspective?

Despite the fact that the protests in Iran is not a rare phenomenon[1], the protest that began on December 28, 2017, in Mashhad unexpectedly sparked waves of unrest all across the country. Over two weeks, thousands of Iranians in more than 80 cities took to the streets to denounce high […]


ZIPF’s Law and Economics of the Cities in Kazakhstan

During the Soviet era, the urban and regional development in Kazakhstan was strictly regulated and often based on means other than economic. With the collapse of this system, Kazakhstan, just like the rest of the Soviet Union, was fully exposed to all kinds forces that shaped current urban and regional […]


New U.S. National Security Strategy and Central Asia

On December 18, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump presented in detail his administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS). The document that each president has to produce gives the U.S. Congress a guide of the main foreign policy priorities of the administration in charge. Apart from the U.S. Congress, Trump’s NSS was […]