23 September 2016
Kazakhstan’s spatial and geographical position on the world map has been one its most stable features, and one of the most important for itself, located as it is in the heartland of Eurasia. As a landlocked country it shares a 14,000-kilometer border with five countries, two of which, Russia and China, are major regional and global powers. Hence, border relations have become increasingly important.
23 September 2016
Geopolitical competition for Central Asia is centered around the transport corridors that are supposed to connect the region with the outside world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the issues of the southern (via Afghanistan) and western (via the Caucasus and Turkey) directions were among the most pressing and controversial.
31 May 2016
The Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) has published Daniyar Sabitov’s report on information security in Kazakhstan. The subject of the report is of high current importance. On one side, it is due to the dynamic development of technologies that have become an integral part of the human lives. On the other side, the increasing turbulence in the international relations is evident, in which the highest value is placed on information.
16 September 2015
Russia and the countries hitting each other with political and economic strikes while the Ukrainian crisis develops. The United States have extended sanctions for one year against Russia in early March, despite the achieved agreements in Minsk in February and related expectations to soften tensions in Ukraine. In case of non fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, Washington threatens Moscow of imposing more sanctions together with the European countries
05 July 2015
Main theses of the publication: the trade exchange is growing rapidly between two economic giants: Europe and China. It is the chance for Central Asia to realize its transit potential...
15 March 2015
For many observers, the decision of the Armenian side to join to the EAU was of largely unexpected nature. From 2010 Yerevan held talks on the Association Agreement with the EU in the framework of the program "Eastern Partnership".
25 June 2014
Developments progress and prospects in Afghanistan concern many countries of the Central Asian region and world powers, which pursue their own interests. These interests and geopolitical rivalry define strategic importance of contemporary Afghanistan now and in coming years. That is why withdrawal of military forces of international coalition from Afghanistan scheduled for 2014 brings to the fore many issues not only due to the future prospects of Afghanistan itself but also due to the shift in the balance of powers in the region and outcome of the geopolitical rivalry of all interested parties, which seek to get influence in Afghanistan.
05 June 2014
The author doesn’t aim to trace and follow evolution and dynamics of the Kazakhstan’s general approach towards integration unions. The analysis focuses solely on the debate that revolves around articipation of the country in current integration processes.