Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation

ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT BY THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL COOPERATION (RIIRC), 2017

The following work was done by the Research Institute for international and regional cooperation of the Kazakh-German University (KGU) in 2017:

Educational and methodical work:

1. Research internship of KGU students
1.1. Research internship of the 2nd year postgraduate student F. S. Semenov; Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, specialty «Regional Studies». KGU, 16 January-8 April 2017.
2. Introductory internship
2.1. Research internship of 2nd year students, Faculty of Social and Political Science, KGU, (26 people).
Lecture on «Foreign Policy Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the context of changing geopolitical paradigms». KGU, June 6, 2017.

Participation in scientific and public forums:

1. International scientific forums
1.1. Participation in the 3rd meeting «Mechanism of regular exchanges between scientific institutions of China and Central Asian countries».
Beijing, 17 January 2017.
Organizers:
— MFA of the People’s' Republic of China;
— China research center of SCO.
Moderator of section № 2: «Joint project „One Belt-One Road“ and economic cooperation»;
Presentation: «The impact of hybrid war in Syria on the situation in Central Asia and the prospects of facing new threats and challenges in the region"
1.2. Participation in the round table «Measures for political prevention of religious radicalization in Central Asia».
Moscow, 4−5 April 2017
Organizers:
— Centre for OSCE research of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
— Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Presentation: «Reasons for the emergence of radical sentiments among particular citizens of Kazakhstan and measures to prevent them"
1.3. Participation in the international round table «Post-Soviet space: the role of external factor».
Moscow, 28 June 2017
Organizers:
— Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
— Center for post-Soviet studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Presentation: «Kazakhstan and Eurasian economic space: phobias, sanctions and prospects».
1.4. Participation in International Scientific-Expert forum «Primakov readings” «the World in 2035».
Moscow, 29 — 30 June 2017
Organizers:
— Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
— Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
1.5. International conference «Expansion of the Shanghai cooperation organization: opportunities and challenges».
Beijing, 25 September 2017
Organizers:
— Chinese research Center of SCO;
— Chinese Academy of International Studies.
Presentation: «Kazakhstan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in modern geopolitical realities».
1.7. Participation in the international workshop «Political prevention of religious radicalization in Central Asia».
Almaty, 24 October 2017
Organizers:
— Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg;
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University
Moderator of the 1st breakout session
1.8. Participation in the international conference «Change the world, it needs it! Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution».
St. Petersburg, 25−27 October 2017
Organizers:
— Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Germany);
— National library of Russia
Podium presentation: «To get out of capitalism? It's not over».
1.9. Participation in the international scientific congress «1917−2017. The impact of the great Russian revolution on the fate of world peoples"
Athens, 9−10 November 2017
Organizers:
— Greek-Russian club «Dialogos»;
— The Russian Embassy in Greece.
Presentation: «The 1917 Revolution and Kazakhstan: new society and lessons of transformation».
1.10. Participation in the annual conference of the International Advisory Council of Shanghai Institute for International Studies «International situation in the world and foreign policy strategy of the XIX Congress of the Communist party of China».
Shanghai, 2−3 December 2017,
Organizer: Shanghai Institute for International Studies.
Presentation: «Regional Cooperation: challenges and historical chances».

2. Kazakhstani forums:
2.1. Participation in the publication presentation of the Faculty of International Relations, al-Farabi KazNU:
— «Zharas Ibrashev». «Oenegeli oemir”. Almaty, Kazak University, 2016, 296 pages;
— «Zh. U. Ibrashev. Selected works». Almaty, 2016,375 pages.
Almaty, 10 January 2017
Organizer: Faculty of International Relations, al-Farabi KazNU.
Report on «Zh. U. Ibrashev-scientist, teacher, citizen."
2.2. Participation in the conference «25 years of Kazakhstan's accession to the UN».
Almaty, 16 February 2017
Organizers:
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
— The UN office in Kazakhstan.
2.3. Participation in the round table «The Silk Road Economic Belt in the context of regional security». Almaty, KGU, 15 March 2017
Organizers:
— Consulate General of China in Almaty;
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University
Presentation: «Lessons of the civil war in Syria for Central Asia and prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in the field of security».
2.4. Participation in the international conference «Education in Kazakhstan and Germany». Astana, 16 March 2017
Organizers:
— The Embassy of Germany in Kazakhstan;
— Germans of Kazakhstan «Wiedergeburt».
Moderator of section № 2 «School policy of Germany and Kazakhstan: challenges and realities».
2.5. Participation in the International Scientific and Methodological conference «Eurasian integration as a way to respond to the challenges of the XXI century». Almaty, 26 May 2017
Organizer: Center for Eurasian studies, Faculty of International Relations, al-Farabi KazNU.
Presentation: «Kazakhstan and the United Eurasian economic space: challenges and realities».
2.6. Participation in the international round table «Revival of Islam in Central Asia and its role in modern Kazakhstani society». Almaty, 29 May 2017
Organizers:
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
— Centre for OSCE research of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
2.7. Participation in the XV annual international conference on security in Central Asia «Central Asia in the context of global transformation». Astana, 7 June 2017.
Organizers:
— Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
— Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany) in Kazakhstan.
Presentation: «Kazakhstan: the United Eurasian economic space and/or regional cooperation».
2.8. Participation in the International Scientific and Practical conference «Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building measures in Asia: 25 years on the way to security and cooperation», Almaty, October 20, 2017
Organizers:
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
— CICA secretariat;
— The UN office in Kazakhstan;
— al-Farabi KazNU.
Conference moderator
Total: participation in 18 scientific forums

Publications:

1. «Zh. U. Ibrashev-teacher, scientist, citizen» / / «Zh.u. Ibrashev». Series of «Oenegeli oemir”. Almaty, Kazak University, 2016, 206−210 pages;
2. «Gender policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan: realities and problems"//
Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical conference «Status of Muslim women in multi-confessional society: history and modernity». Ufa, Bashkir Academy of Public Service and Management, Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in the Russian Federation, 18−19 October 2016 — Ufa, 2017, 128−136 pages.
3. «Syriengespraeche in.”// Welttrends. Das aussenpolitische Jornal, Potsdam, No. 125, Maerz, 2017, S. 8−10.
4. «Lessons of the civil war in Syria for Central Asia and prospects of cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in the field of security"// Proceedings of the round table «The Silk Road Economic belt in the context of Regional Security». Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, Consulate General of China in Almaty, March 15, 2017 — Almaty, KGU, 2017, pp. 15−21.
5. «Problems of Internal and External migration in Kazakhstan: realities and phobias"// Proceedings of the International Scientific conference «Migrants and issues of their inclusion in the countries of the Eurasian space». Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Germany) in the Russian Federation, May 23, 2017 — Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, 2017, pp. 13−29.
6. «Regional Cooperation and the United Eurasian economic space"// Proceedings of the International Scientific conference «Central Asia in the context of global transformation». Astana, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, F. Ebert Foundation (Germany), June 2, 2017 — Astana, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2017, pp. 46−56.
7. «The first priority for Kazakhstan is Russia, the second — China, the third — Central Asia"// http:// eurasia. expert/ dlya — kasachstana — pervyy-prioritet-eto — rossiya / 19.07.2017.
8. «Kazakhstan's approaches to connect with the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road Economic Belt"// Collection of articles of the Beijing meeting of the analytical centers forum on adjunction «One belt — One road and the EEU».- Beijing, «Yidai Yilu» Jianshe yu Lianmeng Duijeie Hezuo Zhiku Luntan Beyjung Huiyi Lunwenji, 2017, pp. 109 -116.
9. «Kazakhstan and Eurasian economic space: phobias, sanctions and prospects» // Russia and new states of Eurasia. Quarterly journal of the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.- 2017, No. 3, pp. 29−45.
10. «Successful foreign policy is a factor of sustainable development of the country"// Kazachstan. Tauelsiz memleket znaczy niepodlegle panstvo. Warszawa. Towarzystwo Naukowe Polska-Wschod, 201, pp. 307−328.
11. «Kazakhstan and the United Eurasian economic space: challenges and realities"// Proceedings of the International Scientific and Methodological conference «Eurasian integration as a way to respond to the challenges of the XXI century». Almaty, Center for Eurasian studies of al-Farabi KazNU, May 26, 2017-Almaty, 2017 in print.
12. «Kazakhstan and the October revolution: history and modernity"// Materials of the round table «1917−2017: Revolution and the Evolutionary path of development of Kazakhstan». Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, November 7, 2017 in print.
Total: 12 publications

Scientific forums organized and held:

1. Round table «The Silk Road Economic belt in the context of Regional Security».
Organizers:
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
— Chinese Consulate General in Almaty.
Almaty, 15 March 2017
2. International scientific conference «Migrants and their inclusion in the countries of the Eurasian space».
Organizers:
— Research Institute for international and regional cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
— The branch of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Germany) in the Russian Federation.
Almaty, 23 May 2017
3. Round table «Potentials and opportunities of civil society to counter religious radicalization in Kazakhstan and Central Asia».
Organizers:
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
— Centre for OSCE research of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
Almaty: 29 May 2017
4. Round table «Revival of Islam and factors deterring religious radicalization in Kazakhstan and Central Asia».
Organizers:
— Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
— Centre for OSCE research of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
— Institute of philosophy, political science and religious studies of the Research Committee of the MES RK.
Almaty, May 30, 2017.
5. International work group meeting «Political prevention of religious radicalization In Central Asia».
Almaty, 24 October 2017
Organizers:
— Centre for OSCE research of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg.
— Research Institute for international and regional cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
6. Round table «1917 — 2017: the Revolution and the Evolutionary path of Kazakhstan’s development «.
Organizer: Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Germany) in the Russian Federation.
Almaty, 7 November 2017
7. Organizational and first working session of the Expert club «One Belt and One Road».
Organizer: Research Institute for International and Regional Cooperation of the Kazakh-German University;
The Consulate General of the people's Republic of China in Almaty
Total: 7 scientific forums.

Publication of scientific papers

1. Proceedings of International Conferences
1. «Health and medical services in Eurasian countries: quality, accessibility, prospects». Collection of materials of the International Scientific-Practical Conference, Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in the Russian Federation, September 29, 2016-Almaty: RIIRC KGU, 2017, 264 pages.
2. «The Silk Road Economic Belt of the in the context of regional security». Collection of materials of the round table, Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, Chinese Consulate General in Almaty, March 15, 2017. Almaty: RIIRC of KGU, 2017, 176 pages.
3. «Migrants and their inclusion in the countries of the Eurasian space». Collection of materials of the international scientific conference Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Germany) office in the Russian Federation, May 23, 2017 — Almaty: RIIRC of KGU, 2017, 228 pages.
4. B. I. Bekturganova, M. M. Nurgalieva «1917−2017: Revolution and Evolutionary path of development of Kazakhstan» (according to the expert survey results). Almaty: RIIRC of KGU, 2017, 98 pages.
5. «The October revolution and the evolutionary path of Kazakhstan». Collection of materials of the round table, Almaty, RIIRC of KGU, November 7, 2017-Almaty: RIIRC of KGU in print.
• 2 proceedings of the international conference;
• 1 collection of materials of the round table;
• 1 book (results of sociological research);
• 1 collection of materials of the round table-in print
Total: 5 publications.

Publications in the media:

1. Publications in print media:
1.1. «Kasachstan — eine Bruecke von Peking bis Berlin”// «Neues Deutschland”, Sozialistische Tageszeitung, 10. Januar 2017.
1.2. «Strengths and weaknesses of Bulat Sultanov"// Karavan, № 1, January 13, 2017.
1.3. «Kazakhstan and the European Union» / / Arguments and facts-Kazakhstan, № 7, 15−21 February 2017.
1.4. «New horizons of cooperation. 25 years of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Germany// Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 17. bis 23. February 2017.
1.5. About the situation in the Association of Germans in Kazakhstan / / Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 28. April bis 4. Mai 2017.
1.6. Islamic radicalism: what to do and what not to do?// Arguments and facts — Kazakhstan, № 18, May 3−16, 2017.
1.7. «Why did you come, Herr Steinmeier? «Arguments and facts, No. 30, Kazakhstan, July 26 — August 1, 2017.
1.8. «The most important is to have good neighbours"// Arguments and facts, Kazakhstan, No. 43, 24−31 Oct 2017.
1.9. «Almaty, Central Asia. Eurasia"// Arguments and fact, Kazakhstan, No. 44, November 1−7, 2017.

2. Materials in electronic media:
2.1."Elections that no one noticed, or why Kazakhstan needs parties?» 365info.kz/2017/03/vybory-kotoryh-nikto-ne-zametil-ili-zachem-kazahstanu-partii/ 28.03.2017.
2.2. «It's time to draw conclusions from the rallies of Navalny — political scientists"// 365info.kz/2017/03/samoe-vremya-delat-vyvody-iz-mitingov. 03.03.2017.
2.3. «Tomahawks» on the Astana negotiation process//https://zonakz.net, 10.04.2017
2.4. On the threshold of nuclear war: who will stop the arms race?// 365info.kz/2017/05/na-poroge-yadernoj-vojny-kto-ostanovit/ 16.05.2017.
2.5. «The second wave of emigration begins in Kazakhstan"// 365info.kz/2017/05/vtoraya-volna-emigratsii-nachinaetsya/ 24.05.2017.
2.6. Singapore's method of dealing with corruption in Kazakhstan is impossible// 365.info.kz/2017/05/singapurskiy-metod-borjby--s-korruptsiey/ 29.05.2017.
2.7. Kazakhstani people flee to Russia from low pensions and low education — expert// 365info.kz/2017/06/kazahstantsy-begut-v-rossiyu-ot-nizkih-pensij-i-slabogo-obrasovaniya-expert/ 06.06.2017.
2.8. Shymkent is a city that grows// 365info.kz/2017/06/shymkent-gorod-k/ 12.06.2017.
2.9. Russian protests — a warning sign to Kazakhstan — political scientist// 365info.kz/2017/06/rossijskie — protesty-tre/ 13.06.2017.
2.10. Resettlement of the Chinese in Kazakhstan is not expected, predictions of Russians are just predictions — Sultanov// 365info.kz/2017/06/pereseleniya — kitajtsev-v-kazakhstan-ne ozhidaetsya/ 27.06.2017.
2.11. Kazakhstan will turn into Mexico, if you do not change the strategy/https://365info.kz/2017/07/kazakhstan — prevratitsya-v-meksiku-esli-ne-izmenit-strategiyu/- 10.07.2017.
2.13. Emigration is growing because of poverty and domestic nationalism/ 365info.kz/2017/08/emigratsiya-rastet-iz-za-bednosti-i-bytovogo-natsionalisma-sultanov/ — 17.08.2017.
2.14. The EEU and the Economic belt of the Silk Road are linked through Kazakhstan//https://zonakz.net/2017/09/18/eaes-i-ekonom/- 18.09.2017.
2.15. How will the incident in «Abu Dhabi Plaza» affect employment and migration?"// 365info.kz/2017/09/kak — intsident-v-abu-dabi-plaza-povliyaet-na-trudovoe-zakonodatelstvo-i-magratsiyu/- 26.09.2017.
2.16. Illegal immigrants from Afghanistan: harmless nerds or a hidden danger?// 365info.kz/2017/10/nelegaly-iz-afganictana-besobidnye-botaniki-ili-zataivshaysya-ugroza/-3.10.2017.
2.17. Bolsheviks in Kazakhstan-evil or good?// 365info.kz/2017/11/bolsheviki-v-kazahstane-zlo-ili-blago-sultanov/-07.11.2017.
2.18. You need to pull teachers out of the clutches of poverty — the political scientist//https://365info.kz/2017/11/nuzhno — vyr/-17.11.2017.
2.19. Atambayev ready to destroy the Eurasian economic Union? Expert assessments //https://365info.kz/2017/11/atambaev-gotov/-23.11.2017.
2.20. Doctors in Kazakhstan suffer from… patriotism — Sultanov//https://365info.kz/2017/11/vrachi-v-kazahstane-stradayut-ot-patriotisma-sultanov/ - 24.11.2017.
2.21. The era of unemployed lawyers and economists is coming to an end-the political scientist// 365info.kz/2017/11/epoha-bezrabotnyh-juristov-i-ekonomistov-podhodit-k-kontsu-politolog/25.11.2017.
2.22. Why is the US jealous of Astana// 365info.kz/2017/12/pochemu-sscha-r / - 06.12.2017.
2.23. Why rewrite the history of Soviet Kazakhstan?- experts//https://365info.kz/2017/12/zachem-perepisyvayut/-05.12.2017.
2.24. Kyrgyz thaw: relations between Astana and Bishkek improve — political scientists//https://365info.kz/2017/12/kyrgyzskaya-otte/-07.12.2017.
2.25. The Afghan «Silk Road» proposed by the United States is dangerous for Kazakhstan — Sultanov//https://365info.kz/2017/12/afganskij-shelkovyi/-20.12.2017.
2.26. How did, in fact, Kazakhstan join Russia? Part 1. //https://365info.kz/2017/12/kak-prisoeinylsja/-21.12.2017.
2.27. How did, in fact, Kazakhstan join Russia? Part 2. //https://365info.kz/2017/12/kak-prisoeinylsja/-27.12.2017.

Total: 36 materials

International contacts:

1. Meetings with foreign diplomats and politicians:
1.1. Meeting with F. Blaumann, Consul General of Hungary in Almaty. Almaty, 26.01.2017.
Topic:"State and prospects of Kazakh-Hungarian relations».
1.2. Participation in the event dedicated to the International Day of Commemoration of the Holocaust victims — «Unforgettable fate of the twentieth century» with Istvan Mikola, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. Almaty, 27 January 2017
Organizers:
• Consulate General of Hungary in Almaty;
• Mitzvah Association.
1.3. Meeting with Ambassador György Szabó, head of the OSCE programme Office in Astana. Astana, 2 June 2017

2.1 Meetings with foreign experts and journalists:
1. Working meeting with journalists of Chinese newspaper «Renmin Ribao» Xie Yahong, Zhou Hanbo. Almaty, January 9, 2017.
Topic:"The security situation in Central Asia».

Total: 4 meetings with foreign representatives.

Social work:

B. K. Sultanov, director of RIIRC of KGU is a member of the following 12 Kazakh and foreign public organizations:
1. International Advisor of the Shanghai Institute of international Studies (SIIS) in 2018−2020 (Shanghai, 02.12.2017);
2. Chairman of the Expert Club Board «One belt, One road» (Almaty, 28.11.2017);
3. Member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana, 29.03.2016).
4. Member of the Dissertation Council on thesis defence for the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD), professional doctorate in 2016−2018, 6D020200 — International Relations; 6D020900 — Oriental studies (History of Science), (Almaty, 25.04.2016).
5. Member of the Secretariat of Regional public Association «Association of Kazakhstani diplomats» in Almaty, head of Information and Analytical work section (since 25.11.2016).
6. Expert Council under the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
7. Member of the foreign policy Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
8. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Kazakh-German University.
9. Scientific and expert Council of the Association of Germans of Kazakhstan «Wiedergeburt «(Revival)
10. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Vestnik of the Al-Farabi KazNU. «International Relations and International Law» section.
11. — Member of the Editorial Board of the journal «Russia and New States of Eurasia». The journal is published by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
12. Member of the Scientific Council of the journal «Multipolar». Kritische Zeitschrift fuer Sicherheitsforschung”. («Multipolarity. Journal of critical security research). Germany, Potsdam.

• Participation in the work of 11 Kazakh and foreign organizations.

State and public awards:

• B. K. Sultanov, director of RIIRC of KGU was awarded with medal of the MFA of Kazakhstan «25th anniversary of the diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan» (23.06.2017).

Scientific and methodical work:

1. Reviews:
1.1. Book review «Foreign policy of CIS countries: applied analysis». Educational edition. Series of «Textbook of new generation» — Moscow: Publishing House «Aspect-Press», 2017, 550 pages.
1.2. Monograph review «1917−2017: Revolution and the Evolutionary path of development of Kazakhstan». Authors: B. I. Bekturganova, M. M. Nurgaliyeva — Almaty: RIIRC of KGU, 2017, 98 pages.
1.3. Collective monograph review «India, China, Central Asia: global, regional, country aspects». Ed. by L. G. Erekesheva.- Almaty: publishing house «MIR», 2017, 478 pages.
2. Participation in dissertation defence
Participation in the defence of theses for the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) at the meetings of the Dissertation Council, major 6D020200 — International Relations; 6D020900 — Oriental studies (History of Science), the al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
2.1 Thesis defence of Zh.A. Taubayeva on «Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific region: experience for Central Asia» — February 24, 2017.
2.2. Thesis defence of M. B. Bolatkhan on «Problems of energy security in the foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan» — June 16, 2017.
2.3. Thesis defence of L. Zh. Abzhapparova on «Халыктык дипломатия — халыкаралык гуманитарлык ынтымактастын даму кепiлi ретiнде (казак-турiк катынастары мысалында)» — «Public diplomacy as international humanitarian cooperation guarantee (based on Kazakh-Turkish relations)» — 9 December 2017.

1. 3 reviews including: 1 book, 2 monographs.
2. Participation in the defence of 3 theses for the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) at the meetings of the Dissertation Council in major 6D020200 — International Relations; 6D020900 — Oriental studies (History of Science), the al-Farabi Kazakh National University.