Nargis Kassenova

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Bio: 

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).

Research: 

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).