Analytics

It is not our war. Kazakhstan risks becoming hostage to foreign geopolitical ambitions in the Syrian conflict

Published: 2-07-2017, 10:00

Scandalous information about the desire of the Russian side (with the support of Turkey) to expand the list of its military allies in Syria at the expense of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan could have been...

A reverse side of struggle against ISIS in Central Asia

Published: 20-07-2017, 11:55

How did members of opposition emerge as jihadist? Often, the authorities of the Central Asian states fight against supporters of the so-called "Islamic states" by using the actions of their political...

The Divided Kingdom: Post-Electoral Landscape

Published: 12-07-2017, 09:10

A month has already passed since the snap Parliamentary elections in the UK, and though the political direction Britain is likely to take remains one big question, the results, as well as the...

Will Kazakhstan drown in the Chinese water diplomacy?

Published: 10-07-2017, 09:40

It is quite symbolic that at the opening of EXPO-2017, the president of Kazakhstan sat in between the leaders of China and Russia, two neighboring states with great ambitions. The only difference is...

Interviews

Donald Trump in Poland: a tactical gesture or an announcement of a change of strategy?

Quite unexpectedly, U.S. President Trump chose Poland for his first official visit to Europe, boosting the Polish authorities' self-esteem and triggering talks about the resuscitation of Washington's...

Syrian civil war: view from Lebanon

Published: 1-07-2017, 10:55

Lebanon, a small country with incredibly diverse population, had been long influenced heavily by the neighbouring Syria. With the advent of the Syrian civil war the regional balance of forces changed...

Latvia: under constant threat by Russia

The Baltic states, despite their joining Euro-Atlantic political and military structures since the 1990s, have been feeling the breath of Russia on their necks. The recent developments triggered by...

Essays

21st Century Ethiopian politics should be reoriented toward national reconciliation and a homegrown ideology

Published: 7-07-2017, 10:15

This article intends to address the current complex and complicated Ethiopian politics in Ethiopia and the Diaspora by way of infusing theoretical explanations and furnishing some ideological tenets...

The oil dependency of Nigeria: the curse of the black gold

The role of oil in the economic development of a country is very disputed as the “black gold” has caused dozens of conflicts, recessions, inequality, and other problems together with its...

The impact of national identity on nation branding strategy of Kazakhstan

It is hard to deny that the contemporary world is mainly driven by the global market forces that in turn dictate certain rules and even impose certain kind of behavior on the states in the...

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