Articles & Papers

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26.01.17: Global Research article – “Syria Ceasefire Conference in Astana, an Important Step Towards Peace”

15.12.16: The Daily Signal article – “Trump’s Welcome Interest in Kazakhstan, and Why It Matters”

11.12.16: Financial Times article – “Kazakhstan eyes London and Hong Kong for IPOs”

01.12.16: Foreign Policy article – “Trump Reaches Out to Central Asia, Looking For a Back Door to Russia”

01.12.16: Huffington Post article – “Kazakhstan Turns 25: Contributing To Global Good To Remain Top Priority”

28.11.16: Bloomberg article – “Kazakh President Nazarbayev Says Power Won’t Be Family Business”

22.11.16: Independent Journal Review article – “U.S. Security Challenges In Central Asia: The Kazakhstan Nexus”

17.11.16: Forbes article – “New Silk Road: Inside Kazakhstan’s Incredible Economic Transformation”

11.11.16: EU Reporter article – “#Kazakhstan: A model of inter-ethnic tolerance and social harmony

11.11.16: The Hill article – “Kazakhstan: A partner for the U.S. in Eurasia”

04.11.16: Forbes article – “For Investors, Can Kazakhstan’s Ambitious Frontier Market Dreams Pay Off?”

04.11.16: Forbes article – “Kazakhstan Bonds Are Better Than U.S. Treasurys”

03.11.16: Financial Times article – “Kazakhstan: ‘Bigger than one person’”

03.11.16: Huffington Post Op. Ed. – “The world should follow Kazakhstan’s nonproliferation model”

08.10.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan shows denuclearization works”

07.10.16: EU Reporter article – “#Kazakhstan shows international influence does not depend on nuclear firepower”

25.09.16: The Straits Times article – “Rising from the scars of its nuclear past to push for a better world”

23.09.16: Fox News article – “Kazakhstan intends to be the voice of Central Asia in UN Security Council”

22.09.16: The Astana Times article – “Europe and Kazakhstan: A Trade Link Made in Heaven”

22.09.16: The Washington Times article – “A study in nuclear contrast”

21.09.16: EU Reporter article – “#Kazakhstan brings unique perspective and expertise”

19.09.16: The Astana Times Op. Ed. – “New Joint Project on Afghanistan Highlights Kazakhstan’s Effort on International Development Assistance”

16.09.16: The Diplomat article – “What Central Asia Means to the United States”

31.08.16: The Astana Times Article – “Kazakh President Explains Commitment to Nuclear Disarmament”

26.08.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “25th anniversary of closure of world’s largest nuclear test site: time to act”

25.08.16: Blog by Karipbek Kuyukov, Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project – “Why The World Needs To Be Constantly Reminded Of The Consequences Of Nuclear Weapons”

06.07.16: The Diplomat Article by Prime Minister Karim Massimov – “Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society”

28.06.16: The Astana Times article – “In Historic Win, Kazakhstan Elected to UN Security Council for 2017-2018”

25.06.16: The Astana Times Op. Ed. – “Kazakhstan Can Help the United Nations”

22.06.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “High time for Central Asia and Kazakhstan to have a voice in UN Security Council”

15.06.16: Financial Times Letter by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Hate-filled extremism from beyond our borders will not divide Kazakhstan”

13.06.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan Determined to Stay the Course of Sustainable Growth”

13.06.16: EFE article – “Mogherini asks for ‘more unity’ in stopping nuclear tests”

03.06.16: The Business Times Article – “Strong Push for Kazakhstan’s UN Security Council Bid”

01.06.16: The Astana Times article – “UNDP, EU Support Kazakhstan’s Move to Green Economy”

01.06.16: The Astana Times article – “EAEU Seeks Deeper Cooperation with Key Integration Organisations”

30.05.16: InDepthNews article – “Countdown Begins for Kazakhstan’s Election to Security Council”

24.05.16: Interview with IMF Chief Christine Lagarde – “Kazakhstan is a country with a promising future”

21.05.16: The Astana Times article – “Senegal Supports Kazakhstan’s Bid for Non-Permanent Seat on UN Security Council for 2017-18”

19.05.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan: An Exercise in Democracy”

19.05.16: The Astana Times article – “Africa is Getting Closer: Astana and Dakar are Expanding Partnership”

16.05.16: InDepthNews article – “Kazakhstan Vows to Fight the ‘Virus of War’”

13.05.16: “Kazakhstan: from the centre of the nuclear threat to a centre for security and safety”

12.05.16: “Kazakhstan Pledges Shift to 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050”

10.05.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan’s experience can help promote greater understanding at UN Security Council”

09.05.16: The Astana Times article – “UN GA Hosts Religions for Peace Discussion on Kazakhstan Initiative”

06.05.16: Associated Press article – “Kazakhstan calls for nuclear free world by 2045”

28.04.16: Astana Times article – “Kazakh FM Lays Out President’s Peace Initiatives at CICA Meeting in Beijing”

26.04.16: Astana Times article – “Consolidation of Society around Common Values in Focus of Assembly of the People Session”

25.04.16 – InDepthNews article – “Kazakhstan’s Passionate Bid for UN Security Council Seat”

23.04.16 – Astana Times Editorial – “First Islamic Organisation for Food Security Summit Is Progress toward a Better World”

22.04.16: The Diplomat article – “Kazakhstan and US Renew Nonproliferation Partnership”

22.04.16: Astana Times article – “Eurasian Media Forum Gathers Experts, Politicians to Discuss International Agenda”

19.04.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “The Real Cause of the 21st Century”

16.04.16: Astana Times article – “Nazarbayev’s Visit to Tashkent Reconfirms Strong Partnership with Uzbekistan”

14.04.16: “Kazakhstan: An exemplary non-nuclear-weapon state”

13.04.16: Kazinform interview – “EU is Kazakhstan’s primary trade partner, its largest export market, and its third import partner – Federica Mogherini”

11.04.16: InDepthNews article – “UN and Hiroshima Citizens Insist on a World without Nuclear Weapons”

09.04.16: InDepthNews article – “Fresh Impetus for Banning the Bomb and Nuke Tests”

08.04.16: Article by the Chairman of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament – “Kazakhstan amidst Four Major Transformations in Eurasia”

04.04.16: Article by President Nursultan Nazarbayev – “The Path Forward from the Nuclear Security Summit”

29.03.16: “Kazakhstan, an Important Player in the New Global Reality”

29.03.16: Astana Times article – “Kazakhstan Intends to Continue Strategic Partnership with US, Ambassador in Washington Says”

29.03.16: Astana Times article – “Heat, Mobility among Challenges Facing Kazakh Military Observers in Africa”

26.03.16: “U.S.-Kazakhstan Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”

24.03.16: The London Post interview – “Kazakhstan Ready for UNSC Role: Erlan Idrisov”

22.03.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan Can be Proud of the Way It Conducted Elections”

20.03.16: “Kazakhstan Proposes Ways to Implement Agenda for Global Development”

14.03.16: “2016 Crucial for Promoting a Nuclear Weapons Free World”

09.03.16: Astana Times Op. Ed. – “It’s Now or Never to Make the World Gender Equal”

04.03.16 – “Nurly Zhol Economic Policy” Infographic

02.03.16: Astana Times article – “Kazakhstan’s First UN Representative Reflects on almost a Quarter Century of Membership”

02.03.16: Astana Times article – “Human Rights Protection Work On-going in Kazakhstan, Ambassador Says”

27.02.16: Article by H.E. Yerlik Ali, Kazakh Ambassador to the Republic of Ethiopia – “Opening Africa through Addis”

22.02.16: “Why Changing Energy Markets Add Relevance to EXPO 2017 Astana”

21.02.16: “Kazakhstan Determined to Achieve a Nuclear-Weapons Free World”

13.02.16: “The Nuclear Free Zone Challenge”

03.02.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Why Kazakhstan Is Going to the Polls Early”

02.02.16: “Kazakh Goal to Continue Assisting Africa”

01.02.16: “Global Ban on All Nuclear Armed Cruise Missiles Needed, Top Disarmament Expert Says”

01.02.16: “Japan and Kazakhstan Campaign for Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty”

30.01.16: “Kazakhstan aims to help modernize Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister says”

30.01.16: “Dr. Tedros Adhanom Holds Bilateral Discussion With Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev”

25.01.16: Article by Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner – “Kazakhstan and the EU – Towards an Even Stronger Partnership”

25.01.16: “Kazakh Efforts Lead to a UN Declaration on a Nuke Free World”

24.01.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “From Kazakhstan to Africa”

20.01.16: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan: Disarmament is Key”

08.01.16: “Ethiopia receives praise for historic role in African affairs”

07.01.16: “Kazakhstan Condemns North Korea, Urges Complete Ban On Nuke Tests”

18.12.15: Astana Times article: “Kazakhstan Jumps 14 Positions in UNDP Human Development Index”

17.12.15: Astana Times Article – “President Congratulates Independent Kazakhstan on Independence Day”

14.12.15: “Kazakhstan’s Bid for the UN Security Council”

03.12.15: Reuters Interview with H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan sees ‘big danger’ in Russia-Turkey dispute, urges calm”

13.11.15: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – “The Great Gain Not the Great Game: How Kazakhstan is Charting its Own Course in the World”

22.10.15: “New Dubai” on Kazakh-Chinese Border Set to Change Trans-Eurasian Trade

21.10.15: “Kazakhstan – A Country to Watch”

06.10.15: Nazarbayev Calls for Common Mechanisms to Fight Extremism, Rejection of Illegal Military Actions by States at Leaders’ CVE Summit

05.10.15: Kazakh-Led Effort on Regional Migration Offers Example for Europe, Say Experts

05.10.15: FM Idrissov Shares Kazakh Approach to Int’l Issues During UN Security Council Open Debate

01.10.15: Kazakhstan, Japan Call for Early Entry into Force of CTBT

30.09.15: Kazakh President Outlines MDG Successes, Calls for Portions of Defence Budgets to be Diverted to Development

30.09.15: At UN, Nazarbayev Proposes Developing Global Strategic Initiative to Be Implemented by 2045

28.09.15: UNDP, Government of Kazakhstan to help 45 countries in Africa prepare for implementing the SDGs

25.09.15: Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan – “Why Kazakhstan Is Running for a Non-Permanent Seat on the UN Security Council”

23.09.15: The Good News About Kazakhstan You May Have Missed

21.09.15: Top UN Officials: Global Nuclear-Test Ban Urgently Needed

18.09.15: Kazakhstan Brings Message of Dialogue, Pragmatic Solutions to Int’l Issues, Says Deputy FM

15.09.15: 70th Anniversary of the UN and Kazakhstan’s Bid for UN Security Council: Time for Younger Nations to Have Louder Voice

08.09.15: First Kazakh Armed Forces Military Observer Returns from Western Sahara

03.09.15: Article by Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “A Step Towards a Safer Atom”

11.06.15 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “Kazakhstan and Africa – Right Time to Build Ties, Seek Mutual Benefit”

10.06.15 – Religious leaders at forefront of fight against intolerance, says UN chief

09.06.15 – Chair of Kazakh Senate: “Religious Dialogue is Needed for Peace and Development”

06.06.15 – Kazakhstan Steps up its Courtship of Africa

23.03.15 – Kazakhstan Works to Advance Human Rights, Nuclear Disarmament, Country’s Top Diplomat in Geneva Says

27.02.15 – Kazakhstan and the United Nations: Maturing Relationship

30.12.14 – FM: Iran, Russia should be included in Syria’s political transformation

16.12.14 – Kazakhstan Makes its Case for UN Security Council

16.12.14 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “It’s Time for Central Asia to Have a Voice on the UNSC”

12.12.14 – Article by H.E. Galymzhan Koishybayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Finland

07.12.14 – Op Ed Article – “Kazakhstan Marks 23rd Independence Anniversary”

05.12.14 – Article by ATOM Project Ambassador Karipbek Kuyukov – “We Must Step Back From the Nuclear Precipice”

27.10.14 – Op Ed Article – “Kazakhstan Seeks UN Security Council Seat”

08.10.14 – Article by President Nazarbayev – “The Next Chapter in Kazakhstan-EU Relations”

02.10.14 – Op Ed Article – Foreign Minister Idrissov Pitches for Kazakhstan’s Inclusion in UNSC in 2017 – 2018

23.09.14 – Interview with H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Kazakhstan balanced between Ukraine and post-NATO Afghanistan

13.09.14 – Op Ed Article – Can Kazakhstan Act As A Superpower?

29.08.14 – Article by H.E. Azamat Berdibay – Kazakhstan an Equal Partner in the Global Community

29.08.14 – Article by H.E. Kairat Abdrakhmanov – Why Kazakhstan Dismantled its Nuclear Arsenal

28.08.14 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Testing Times for Us All

27.08.14 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Ties That Bind Kazakhstan and Malaysia

13.05.14 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – A New Step Forward to Greater Regional and Global Security

24.03.14 – Article by President Nursultan Nazarbayev – Advance Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation

21.10.13 – Article by H.E. Kairat Umarov – Put Kazakhstan on the UN Security Council








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