Nargis Kassenova

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Nargis Kassenova is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Regional Studies of KIMER University (Kazakhstan) and Director of the KIMER Central Asian Studies Center (CASC).


Central Asian security, Eurasian geopolitics, energy security, and Kazakhstan’s foreign policy.

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Recent publications include: “Relations between Afghanistan and Central Asian States After 2014: Incentives, Constraints and Prospects”, SIPRI, May 2014; “Central Asia: Contemporary Security Challenges and Sources of State Resilience” with Alessandro Frigerio in Security and Human Rights (2013); “Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Integration: Quick Start, Mixed Results and Uncertain Future”, Russie.Nei.Visions Reports (2012); “Kazakhstan: Constructing Identity in a Post-Soviet Society” with Scott Spehr in Asian Ethnicity (2012); and “EU-Central Asia Bilateral Cooperation” in The European Union in Central Asia, edited by Alexander Warkotch, Routledge Taylor & Francis (2010).