Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Address to the People of Kazakhstan by President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

“Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability

and Prosperity of Kazakhstan”

Only through a constant dialogue between the Government and society

can a harmonious state be built in the context of modern geopolitics.

 

 

Chief Research Fellow, Doctor of Political Sciences

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Kazakh,was born om 7th of January, 1959, in Almaty city

EDUCATION:

  • 1976 - 1982 - Kazakh State Kirov University, Faculty of History, special group (German language)
  • 1987 - 1990 - Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of History of the USSR Academy of Sciences of the USSR

ACADEMIC DEGREE: Candidate of Historical Sciences (1990), Doctor of Political Sciences (2003)

SCIENTIFIC RANK: Associate Professor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 1983-1985 - Assistant of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​of the Kazakh State Kirov University
  • 1985-1987 - Junior Researcher, Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography, Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR
  • 1990-1993 - Senior Researcher, Institute of History and Ethnology, Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR
  • 1990-1992 - Senior Lecturer, Department of History of Kazakhstan, Kazakh State University. CM. Kirov
  • 1992-1997 - Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS RK
  • 1993-1994 - Second Secretary of the Office of International Security and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 1994-1997 - Leading Researcher of the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 1998-2002 - First Secretary (Acting Counselor) of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 2002-2003 - Deputy Director of KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2003-2012 - Chief Researcher of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2003-2006 - Deputy Head of the Analytical Center of the Agency for the study of profitability of investments
  • 2006-2011 - Chief Researcher at the Institute of World Economy and Politics at the Foundation of the First President
  • April - October 2009 - Head of the Department of the Committee for Foreign Policy Analysis and Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • 2013-2018 - Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Belarus
  • From October 2018 - Chief Researcher of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

RESEARCH AND TRAININGS:

  • 1979-1981 - evening courses of French language at the Almaty Institute of Foreign Languages
  • 1992 - internship at the Monterey Institute of International Relations, USA
  • 1994 - Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, USA
  • 1993 - Diplomatic courses of the US State Department
  • 1994 - Study at the Diplomatic Academy of the German Foreign Ministry
  • 1997-1998 - Internship at the Center for the Study of European Integration (Bonn).

SOCIAL WORK:

Permanent Member of the International Nuclear Nonproliferation Study Group (since 1992)

AWARDS:

  • Letters of thanks and certificates of honor KazISS (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Anniversary Medal "10 years of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization" (2011)
  • Anniversary Medal "20 Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2011)
  • Medal of Honor "25 years of the Diplomatic Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2017)
  • Anniversary Medal "20 years of Astana" (2018)
  • Anniversary medal "25th anniversary of KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan" (2018)

Repeatedly awarded grants and scholarships to various foreign foundations - the Fulbright Foundation (1995), the MacArthur Foundation (1997), the Conference of German Academies of Sciences (1997), the Institute. J. Kennan in Washington (1998) and the NATO Defense College in Rome (2002).

MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

Author of about a thousand articles and 35 monographs on the problems of history and historiography of Kazakhstan and Central Asia, oriental studies, international relations and foreign policy of Kazakhstan, published in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, USA, Germany, Great Britain, France, Sweden, China, Iran, Turkey, India and Pakistan.

MAIN DIRECTIONS OF ANALYTICAL AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES: security, terrorism, national interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan, geopolitics in Central Asia, Kazakhstan’s relations with the West, US strategy in Central Asia, EU strategy in Central Asia, Western studies on Central Asia and Kazakhstan.