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The website of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has posted a new book by the well-known political scientist of the country, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher of the KazISS Murat Laumulin - Review of Foreign Literature on Central Asia: (2010-2020). Open book

Murat Turarovich Laumulin is the author of over 35 monographs and about a thousand articles on the history and historiography of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, oriental studies, international relations and Kazakhstan's foreign policy. His scientific and journalistic works were published in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, the USA, Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, China, Iran, Turkey, India and Pakistan.

The new edition by M. Laumulin is a continuation of regular reviews devoted to foreign (mainly Western) political science literature on Central Asia, as well as numerous reviews. The literature review is a reference publication on the problems of Central Asia, contemporary international relations and geopolitics. The review is structured according to the problem principle and is divided into two parts, the first of which includes publications on contemporary international relations and geopolitics; the second is devoted to the history of Central Asia. The index includes literature concerning all CA countries. Literature on Kazakhstan, its foreign and domestic policy, history and ethnography is highlighted in a separate section.

A feature of this material is the variety of books, collections and monographs on Central Asia published during these years. Monographic and periodicals of foreign researchers were used as the main sources. This review is dominated by literature that was published from 2010 to 2020, but it also presents literature covering geopolitical processes and international life at the end of the twentieth century, as well as classic works on geopolitics.

The review is addressed to a wide range of specialists in international relations, security, geopolitics, political science, history, historiography and oriental studies. The book is recommended as a teaching aid for faculties and departments of international relations, history, political science, oriental studies.

KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan hopes that this publication will interest both specialists in these issues, scientists, analysts, and students, undergraduates, doctoral students and will assist in their research work.