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Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KazISS) 2005f
87-6 Dostyk Avenue Almaty 480100, Kazakhstan
tel:7-3272 643404 fax:7-3272 644995

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1993.

General Description: KazISS conducts research into strategic problems related to external policy and the social-economic development of Kazakhstan and produces long-range and analytical materials for the country's governing bodies. The main directions of KazISS's research are (1) strategic aspects of external policy (monitoring of the internal political and social-economic development of adjoining countries; analysis of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, China, the United States, Turkey, and member states of the EU and CIS; problems of integration all over the post-Soviet area; and issues concerning the struggle against terrorism and extremism), (2) social-political processes in contemporary Kazakhstan (monitoring of the socio-political situation; analysis of the ethno-demographical situation and migration processes in Kazakhstan; and the democratization processes and formation of political institutes in Kazakhstan), and (3) economic security (problems of economic security; tendencies of world economy development and analysis of its impact on Kazakhstan's economy; problems of Kazakhstan's participation in international economic cooperation; and socio-economic monitoring). KazISS cooperates with various foreign academic and research institutions, undertaking international research projects concerning different aspects of the development of Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Annual Budget: USD 350 thousand (2003)

Staff: 32 (16 research, 16 administrative/support), 2 visiting, 2 intern, 1 academic secretary

Executive Officers:
Dr. ASHIMBAYEV, Maulen Saghatkhanovich (Director)
Dr. SHOMANOV, Askar Zhumabayevich (First Director Deputy)
Dr. KURGANBAYEVA, Gulmira Amanzholovna (Director Deputy)
Mr. AKHANOV, Beybut Muzaraffovich (Director Deputy)
Dr. IDRISSOV, Arman Askhatovich (Director Councilor)

Public Relations:
Mr. UTESHEV, Dauren Abayevich (Membership Manager)

(As of November, 2004)

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