“During the last 17 years, it was confirmed that any state that wants to play at the top table of world politics must have sustainable and complex power base. Without it, there is no chance to lastingly join the leading powers of the world. During the same period the moral superiority of one system versus others has weakened. The moral superiority of the West has been undermined due to 17 years of interventions since 1999. There should not be any misunderstanding, those actions even when legally objectionable due to the absence of the approval of the UN Security Council, could be carried out under the assumption that democracy is better for the people than authoritarian rule, not to mention dictatorship” — Pal Dunay, Director of OSCE Academy in Bishkek.


“We work closely with Russian, Chinese American, European and Central Asian think tanks. The Memorandum we have signed with PIR Center serves as an extension to our practical cooperation, a development for joint research and education programs that enhance mutual understanding between our countries. This work not only facilitates expert dialogue but also promotes development of human capital,” – Timur Shaymergenov, Deputy Director of the Library of the First President of Republic of Kazakhstan – The Leader of the Nation.

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Name: Shaimergenov, Timur T.
City: Astana
Affiliation: Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation
Position: Deputy Director
Biography :

PhD in Political Science. In 2005-2006 – researcher at the Department of Foreign Policy Studies, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2006-2010 – Assistant of Deputy Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2010-2011 – Consultant of the Analytical Department, Security Council, Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2009-2014 – passed educational programs for executives on strategy at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Said Business School, University of Oxford, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the National School of Administration of the Government of France (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) and the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Author of more than 80 scientific publications and several monographs. In 2006-2010 – a member of the Editorial Board of Social and Political Studies “Central Asia and the Caucasus” (Sweden) journal.