Aruuke Uran Kyzy

Aruuke Uran Kyzy currently works at TRT World Research Centre as an Assistant Researcher. She worked at the British Muslim Heritage Center, non-political organization as event assistant in Manchester, UK. Aruuke is passionate about social projects; she previously worked as the Education Coordinator at the Sefire-i Alem International Student Association. She has a BA in International Relations and BA in English Language and Literature from Istanbul University. Her current areas of focus are Russian foreign policy, modern cultural colonization, Turkish-Iranian-Russian relations and political aspects of Russian colonialism in Central Asia and Caucasus.
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Russia’s return to Africa

President Putin views geopolitical relations as insurance for his country's stability, pursuit of Russia’s assertive stance globallyRussia’s role and profile in Africa, including the...

2019 Ukrainian Presidential Election

This info pack provides essential facts on Ukraine’s 2019 presidential elections, major issues determining voter decisions and the leading candidates.On March 31, 2019, Ukraine...

Kazakhstan’s leader steps down, or is it a step up?

Kazakhstan's leader for the past thirty years has voluntarily left the presidency, a first in the region.In the wild Central Asian mountains, goats have...

The “Great Game”: Russia and China in Central Asia

Russia and China are the two largest and the most prominent powers in Asia in terms of their size, population, and military strength.Russia is...

Is Russia on the path to marginalising its Muslim population?

New laws and rhetoric that defines parameters for acceptable forms of Islam in Russia run the risk of turning into draconian laws that can...

Why did Russia’s new language bill draw flak from the Caucasus?

Most people in the Caucasus feel they are facing a cultural onslaught, equating the bill to the policy of former Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas...

2019: The Year Ahead

This report provides a look ahead at 2019, focusing on what TRT World Research Centre researchers believe will be some of the most significant...

Is the new ‘Great Game’ a China-Russia duel over Central Asia?

The Chinese One Belt One Road initiative is running through a chunk of Russia's sphere of influence in Central Asia. It will inevitably pit...

Will the Russia-Turkish rapprochement survive the elections?

Russia and Turkey have managed to build a pragmatic relationship despite diverging interests and a historical regional rivalry. It's in both countries interest that...

Russia’s bluff on counter sanctions

Russia is aiming to fight American sanctions with counter-sanctions of its own. This may backfire and further expose the weak Russian economy, while ultimately...

Russia as a new power broker

Trump’s decision to move embassy to Jerusalem has only strengthened Russia’s desire to showcase more power as an acknowledged mediator.The United States’ embassy move...

The Changing Nature of the Russian Electoral System: Past, Present and Future

Putin’s next six-year term “legitimisation” policy.This report examines the development of the electoral system in Russia, with particular emphasis on the election culture since...

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