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Publications of Shapkin Mikhail Nikolaevich
Politics and Society, 2016-4
Shapkin M.N. - Islamic vector of Kazakhstan development. The Turkish factor


Abstract: The purpose of this article is to analyze the role of Kazakhstan in the most dominant international organizations with the workflow based on confessional and ethnic unity of Turkic countriesThese organizations are becoming significant on the international arena in terms of the new global geopolitical realities and the pace of regional development. Prospects of development of the Islamic integrative vector in Kazakhstan are examined in the context of the prospects of its influence on the Russian-Kazakh relations. The novelty of research lies in the consideration of Kazakhstan and Turkey as a new alternative of the integration center of the Eurasian region. The main finding of the study is the set of arguments in favor of considering not only pragmatic economic factors, but also cultural and civilizational, and religious issues while creating the model of Russian-Kazakh relations.
World Politics, 2016-2
Shapkin M.N. - Russia-Kazakhstan energy cooperation under the new geopolitical circumstances pp. 1-11


Abstract: The article considers Russia-Kazakhstan relations in the sphere of energy gaining special significance in the new reality of the global world. Energy cooperation is the most important factor of formation of the new political and economic strategies of both countries. The author studies the role of this sphere for the cooperation of the countries, the formation of interrelation models and the development of their national economies. The author analyzes the impact of the negative tendencies in this sphere on the dynamics of bilateral Russia-Kazakhstan relations, their multilateral cooperation with other countries, including their relations within Eurasian integration, and the prospects of these negative tendencies overcoming. The research methodology comprises general scientific methods and approaches, and the complex approach, which includes the wide range of social sciences. The novelty of the study consists in the consideration of bilateral relations of Russia and Kazakhstan from the position of the geopolitics of natural resources and their influence on various aspects of bilateral relations. The author concludes about the necessity to extend multilateral cooperation against the background of common and similar drawbacks of raw-materials-based economies of Russia and Kazakhstan. Their common drawbacks can serve as an impetus to the search for a collective approach which would simplify the task of development of a common modernization scenario aimed at the newest technologies mastering and introduction of innovations within the economies of the Union thus promoting their mutual integration. 
National Security, 2016-2
Shapkin M.N. - Russia-Kazakhstan relations in the context of rebirth projects of the Great Silk Road


Abstract: This article conducts an analysis of the major infrastructure projects within the Eurasian space from the perspective of their influence upon the dynamics of the Russia-Kazakhstan relations, as well as the national interests of Russia and Kazakhstan. The author examines the cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan in the transportation-logistic field and their interaction with other actors within the framework of the regional infrastructure development programs. In addition to that, such initiatives are viewed in the context of their future collaboration or competition with the Eurasian integration project, which represents one of the most important dimensions in the Russia-Kazakhstan relations. The scientific novelty consists in the exposure of the urgently relevant topics – Russian-Kazakhstan relations; Eurasian integration; and regional infrastructure projects, which as a rule, are studied separately, as the elements of the unified regional system. The conducted research demonstrates the collaboration between Russia and Kazakhstan in the transportation-logistic sphere is of paramount significance: it represents one of the major directions of the Russia-Kazakhstan bilateral relations; one of the key factors of extension of the Eurasian integration; the necessary condition for ensuring national security and economic development of both countries; and lastly it is a one of the core elements of the continental transportation system and the intrinsic parts of projects of its development.
SENTENTIA. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2016-2
Shapkin M.N. - The Islamic vector of Kazakhstan’s development; the Turkish factor pp. 18-26


Abstract: This article presents the analysis of Kazakhstan’s role in the weightiest of the international organizations, built upon confessional principle and the principle of unity of Turkic countries. The role of these organizations gains a special significance in the conditions of the new geopolitical realities of the global and regional development. The prospects of development of the Islamic vector of Kazakhstan are being examined in the context of the prospects of its impact upon the Russia-Kazakhstan relations. Unlike other regional development projects of the largest geopolitical players such as China and the United States, the Turkish strategy bases itself on the cultural and historical component, aimed at unification of the Turkic people and preservation of the civilizational unity. The scientific novelty of this research consists in viewing Kazakhstan and Turkey as a new alternative integration core of the Eurasian space. The main result of the research is the substantiation of the needto account not only for the pragmatic economic factors in structuring the strategy of the Russia-Kazakhstan relations, but also the cultural, civilizational, and religious aspects.
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