doctor of historical sciences, professor. Chief Researcher of the Kazakstan Institute for Strategic Studies at the President of the Republic of Kazakstan. In 1990, she graduated from the department of history of the Kirov Kazak State University. In 1993, she graduated from the postgraduate school at the Department of New and Contemporary History of European and American countries of the Kazak State University. She has been a scholar of many research scholarships from various funds and programmes. She has over 80 publications in the fields of theory and methodology of security studies and international relations, military-political security in Central Asian countries.