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The Mythology of Chinese Migration in Kazakhstan

[Нийтэлсэн: 20.01.2015] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Despite a short history of current migration from the PRC to Kazakhstan – 25 years only – it is accompanied by growing tension in the receiving society. Deeply ingrained phobias and prejudices in relation to Chinese migrants, as well as “mythologization” of Chinese migration are specific phenomena rooted in the dramatic history of Kazakh tribes’ [...]

Reaffirming Balance: Kazakhstan’s Expanded Foreign Policy Strategy and its Response

[Нийтэлсэн: 02.12.2014] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Kazakhstan may have not had a choice as to whether or not to join the Customs Union, given geographical realities and President Nazarbayev’s long advocacy of that course. Now that it is joining, however, Kazakhstan has advanced a new strategy that seeks to rescue and preserve its “balanced” or “multi-vectored” foreign policy and to extend [...]

The Evolving Strategic Context of the South Caucasus Transportation Network

[Нийтэлсэн: 15.10.2014] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Newly emerging geopolitical and economic realities are dictating an increased focus on developing the land transportation corridor between Asia and Europe. Asian producers and European importers are seeking faster ways of delivering business orders to European consumers at competitive prices, while there is also an increased flow of goods from Europe to Asia. Maritime routes [...]

Mongolia’s Former President Plots Political Return Despite Corruption Convition

[Нийтэлсэн: 21.02.2014] [Эх сурвалж: ]

In 2012, Mongolia’s former Prime Minister and President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was convicted of graft, embezzlement, misappropriation of government properties and misuse of his position, and received a seven year prison sentence, with three years commuted. Denouncing the charges, Enkhbayar said that the legal actions were a pretext to stop him running for political office, commenting, [...]

EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA: SOVIET SYNDROME AND GEOPOLITICAL REVERSAL?

[Нийтэлсэн: 06.02.2012] [Эх сурвалж: ]

In 2011, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation initiated the creation of a Eurasian Union. This largely amounted to a restoration of the historically recurring idea of reunifying the former Soviet Republics, albeit on a new, “democratic” basis. The initiative revealed, however, a new trend – a geopolitical reversal in the post-Soviet space. By [...]

PUTIN’S PLAN FOR EURASIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 21.11.2011] [Эх сурвалж: ]

In a lengthy newspaper piece published in early October, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin unexpectedly called on the former Soviet republics to join Moscow and create a Eurasian Union. Russia is already consolidating its recently formed Customs Union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. Now the intent seems to be to expand the number of its members [...]

MONGOLIA’S RARE EARTH RESERVES DRAW FOREIGN INVESTOR INTEREST

[Нийтэлсэн: 11.06.2011] [Эх сурвалж: ]

China’s announcement earlier this year that it would restrict the export of rare earths caused a wave of anxiety among manufacturers, as the elements are used in the construction of everything from iPhones to cruise missiles. China’s sole source for the rare earths is a mine complex in Inner Mongolia near Baotou city. Beijing’s announcement [...]

“THE PEOPLE’S IPO” BUILDS ON KAZAKH STABILITY

[Нийтэлсэн: 03.04.2011] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Kazakhstan’s President, Nursultan Narzarbayev, has set elections for April 3, 2011. As part of his reelection program, a clear plan for a “People’s IPO” was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. The initial public offering will sell shares on the Kazakh Stock Exchange (KSE) from holdings of the “Samruk-Kazyna” Sovereign Wealth [...]

NAZARBAYEV’S VISIT TO CHINA REVEALS KAZAKHSTAN’S BALANCING STRATEGY

[Нийтэлсэн: 08.03.2011] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s visit to China on February 21-23 was his fifteenth since Kazakhstan’s independence. Yet few have observed that Kazakhstan’s relations with China, resting on expanding energy collaboration since the 1990s, are today evolving to reflect rapidly growing cooperation in areas as diverse as manufacturing, shipbuilding, transport, technology, and trade. It is in [...]

SOUTH KOREA’S ADVANCES INTO CENTRAL ASIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 04.09.2010] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Since the beginning of the 1990s, South Korea has positioned itself as one of the main Asian allies of the Central Asian states. Today, it is the fourth largest commercial partner of Uzbekistan, with US$ 904 million in exchanges in 2008, and the ninth-largest of Kazakhstan, with US$ 864 million worth of exchanges. Often presented [...]

LESSON FROM KYRGYZSTAN: IS THERE A SHORTCUT TO DEMOCRACY?

[Нийтэлсэн: 13.05.2010] [Эх сурвалж: ]

On April 26, 2010, the constitutional working group published a draft constitution for the Kyrgyz Republic, and the head of the interim government announced that the new constitution would be finalized on May 19. These developments have deeply divided the public, local experts and politicians. One group welcomes the decision, stating that the new constitution [...]

KAZAKHSTAN AS A URANIUM POWER: FORTHCOMING SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES

[Нийтэлсэн: 07.04.2010] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Throughout the 1990s, the uranium riches of Central Asia and the existence of nuclear weapons were mentioned only in the context of the denuclearization program that followed the disintegration of the Soviet Union. While international attention is focused mainly on oil and gas, the region is poised to rediscover its uranium resources and the potentially [...]

SOUTH KOREA’S MOVE IN CENTRAL ASIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 07.03.2010] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The opening of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline in December 2009 has focused deserved attention on China’s growing presence in Central Asia, particularly in the energy field. But the larger story transcends China and is really about the growing connections between Central Asia and East Asian countries in general, not just China. In this context, South [...]

MONGOLIA TO BECOME CENTRAL ASIA’S MINING EL DORADO?

[Нийтэлсэн: 02.11.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

On October 6 Mongolia’s government signed an agreement with Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and London-based Rio Tinto mining companies to develop what will be the world’s largest copper mine. The agreement follows six years of torturous negotiations between Ulaanbaatar and the foreign consortiums, but the imminent establishment of the US$ 4 billion Oyuu Tolgoi (“Turquoise [...]

NEW STUDY PROVIDES EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN PLANNING OF WARTIME CYBER-ATTACK ON GEORGIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 18.09.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Simultaneously with the Russian invasion of Georgia on August 7, 2008, a large-scale cyber attack was launched on the country’s IT infrastructure – shutting down or disturbing most crucial government websites, along with those of major banks, business organizations, educational institutions, and media sites. The attack successfully disrupted the informational capabilities of the Georgian government [...]

UIGHUR UNREST IN URUMQI: CHINA’S BLEEDING WOUND

[Нийтэлсэн: 31.07.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

After last year’s riots in Tibet, China yet again faced unrest on July 6, this time in the Muslim and Turkic-speaking northwestern province of Xinjiang. While somewhat different from the case of Tibet, the developments illustrate China’s inability of substituting the fruits of economic modernization for political benefits both for Han Chinese and oppressed ethnic [...]

IS RUSSIA STIRRING UNREST IN CENTRAL ASIA?

[Нийтэлсэн: 02.07.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

Over the past few months, the Russian FSB and other state organs have been pouring out warnings on the imminence of a military conflict and insurgency in Central Asia.

Construction boom and banking crisis in Kazakhstan

[Нийтэлсэн: 10.06.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

In the years following financial liberalization, Kazakhstan has seen a spectacular construction boom and an inflation of real estate assets, driven by internal and external investment. The country has boasted the highest per capita foreign investment and the most developed banking system in the CIS. From 1999 to 2007, the economy displayed steady GDP growth [...]

CHINA’S RECENT CENTRAL ASIAN ENERGY MOVES

[Нийтэлсэн: 25.05.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

China has exploited the current global economic crisis to intensify and accelerate its previous strategy for obtaining energy security and political influence abroad. Exploiting other countries’ and firms’ distress, using its enormous cash reserves, and benefitting from the fact that its economy appears to be less adversely affected than others have been, China, through its [...]

SHIISM IN CENTRAL ASIA: THE RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL, AND GEOPOLITICAL FACTORS

[Нийтэлсэн: 25.05.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The vast majority of the population of Central Asia adheres to the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam. But in addition to the Tajik Ismailis-who live in an autonomous region in the Pamirs and are followers of Aga Khan-the region also has a Twelver Shiite minority of Azeris and Ironis. They are only able to practice [...]

CHINA’S ‘PEACEFUL RISE’ IN CENTRAL ASIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 06.05.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The global financial crisis has not left China unscathed, but its recent actions in and around Central Asia show that it has the means to turn the crisis to its advantage. Thus China’s “peaceful rise” is giving it hitherto undreamt of opportunities to secure strong commercial and economic linkages to Central Asian states and energy [...]

CHINA’S ‘PEACEFUL RISE’ IN CENTRAL ASIA

[Нийтэлсэн: 23.04.2009] [Эх сурвалж: ]

The global financial crisis has not left China unscathed, but its recent actions in and around Central Asia show that it has the means to turn the crisis to its advantage. Thus China’s “peaceful rise” is giving it hitherto undreamt of opportunities to secure strong commercial and economic linkages to Central Asian states and energy [...]



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Massive Oyu Tolgoi mine to more than double gold production in 2018
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Countering Fake News and Corruption in Mongolia
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Solar Bankers Secures Lithium Mining Rights in Mongolia
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Mongolia’s president vetoes 2018 budget
[Нийтэлсэн: 06.12.2017 ]
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North Koreans face Mongolia exit as UN sanctions bite
[Нийтэлсэн: 04.12.2017 ]
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How Washington Hacked Mongolia’s Democracy
[Нийтэлсэн: 30.11.2017 ]
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IFC Supports Insolvency Reform in Mongolia
[Нийтэлсэн: 29.11.2017 ]
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Scientists produce high-grade rare earths from coal
[Нийтэлсэн: 22.11.2017 ]
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