Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D., International Relations, 2019, University of St Andrews, UK; MA, International Relations, 2014, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
Central Asian geopolitics and security; EU-Central Asia relations; international identity; image and perception studies
Graduate School of Public Policy
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Ph.D., International Relations, 2019, University of St Andrews, UK
Zhanibek Arynov has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as a Postdoctoral Scholar in July 2019. Dr Arynov received his doctoral degree in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, UK. His research interests include Central Asian geopolitics and security, EU-Central Asia relations, international identity, image and perception studies. Prior to joining the GSPP, Zhanibek Arynov served as a Senior Expert of the Program of Eurasian Studies, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), a think-tank based in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.
Arynov (2018), ‘Changing Perceptions of the European Union in Central Asia’, L’Europe en Formation, Issue 385, pp. 61-73.
Arynov (forthcoming), ‘Global Giant, Regional Dwarf? Perceptions of EU Actorness in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan’ in eds. D. Nascimento and L.Simao The EU’s global actorness in a world of contested leadership: policies, instruments and perceptions.
Arynov (2018), ‘Doomed to destruction? The perception of the European Union in Central Asia’ (in German), Zentralasien-Analysen, Issue 217-218, pp. 9-12 (issued by Centre for East European and International Studies (Berlin)).