Zhanibek Arynov


Zhanibek Arynov

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

Research Areas

Central Asian geopolitics and security; EU-Central Asia relations; international identity; image and perception studies

Contact information

Zhanibek Arynov
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Graduate School of Public Policy

Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Email: zhanibek.arynov@nu.edu.kz

Zhanibek Arynov
Post-Doctoral Scholar
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.  


Journal Articles

Arynov (2018), ‘Changing Perceptions of the European Union in Central Asia’, L’Europe en Formation, Issue 385, pp. 61-73.   

Book Chapters

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.

Media articles/Reports

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)).