Kazakhstan: The Linchpin of Eurasia

Kazakhstan declared its independence from the USSR on December 10, 1991, and thus became the ninth largest country in the world. Learn how Kazakhstan has risen to have the leading economy in the Central Asian region, with an ambitious goal to be amongst the Top 30 economies in the world by 2050. Consider the vital role that Kazakhstan continues to play in the centre of Eurasia, as host to the Russian space program based at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, as a vital crossroad for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and as an energy hub for the broader Central Asian region.


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COURSE OUTLINE

  • History and economic development of Kazakhstan after independence from the USSR.
  • Kazakhstan as the host of the Russian space program.
  • Kazakhstan as a crossroad for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the history and economic development of Kazakhstan after independence from the USSR.
  2. Comprehend the significance of Kazakhstan for the Russian space program.
  3. Appreciate the geopolitical significance of Kazakhstan as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
$22 Limited

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