Analytical center


The development of a competitive analysis center — the third priority of the Foundation. To this end, the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) was established in 2003. Today it is the leading «think tank» of Kazakhstan. It is an open independent expert platform to discuss regional and global challenges of the modern world.

The Institute is actively involved in the public debate on the global economy, geopolitics, security, integration and Eurasianism on the international level, actively cooperates with foreign think tanks, spreading objective and reliable information about Kazakhstan and its foreign policy.

Yerzhan Saltybayev leads the team of experts of the Institute.

All analytical materials — magazines, articles, reports, etc. are in the public domain. For more information about IWEP activity please visit the official site.


ASTANA CLUB is an international expert discussion platform for the development of the Eurasian region. It is a dialogue platform between influential experts, business leaders and politicians from around the world. The Club organizer is the Foundation of the First President and the Institute of World Economics and Politics acting under its auspices. The Club partners are the Carnegie Endowment, DGAP, Casma and the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs.

The unique location and historical role of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a bridge between East and West allows the Astana club to offer an independent, neutral and open platform for discussion of the most topical issues of the modern world. The first meeting of the Club was held in November 2015 and was attended by 50 leading representatives of the intellectual and political elite of Western Europe, Russia, China, the USA, Iran, China, South Korea, Turkey, as well as Prime Minister Karim Massimov, the Government of Kazakhstan leadership and leading representatives of the expert community of the country.

Official website of ASTANA CLUB