Kazakh strategist: The EU is a precious, but undervalued partner

By |december 5th, 2019|Astana process, Central Asia, China, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Syria war, Xinjiang|

On the sidelines of a conference dedicated to Kazakhstan’s experience with the presidential model of governance, EURACTIV spoke to Sanat Kushkumbayev, a prominent foreign policy analyst, about Kazakhstan's diplomatic and geopolitical efforts, including its relations with China and the EU.

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Central Asia leaders meet again in sign of increased regional cooperation

By |december 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, regional cooperation, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan|

A five-way summit hosted by Uzbekistan’s President Shavket Mirziyoyev took place in the Kuksaroy Palace in Tashkent, the country's capital, on Friday (29 November). The second meeting of Central Asia leaders in as many years focused on geopolitics and stability, but also on environmental concerns.

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Yerman Mukhtar: We don’t build walls in the steppe

By |december 3rd, 2019|Central Asia, China, European Parliament, European Union, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, regional cooperation, Russia, United States|

In a wide-ranging interview, Yerman Mukhtar, the chairman of the Kazakh parliament's committee on foreign affairs, defence and security, explains his country's foreign policy initiatives, known as 'the Three Dialogues'.

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Lobbyist: Nazarbayev pushed Russia and Ukraine to meet in Paris

By |december 2nd, 2019|China, Eastern Ukraine crisis, Emmanuel Macron, ICBMs, INF Treaty, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Nato, News, Normandy format, nuclear arms, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russia, US-Russia relations|

Ariel Cohen is the director of the "Energy, Growth and Security" programme at the International Tax and Investment Centre in Washington, DC. He is also Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council and runs his own firm ‘International market analysis’.

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Strong state power – the case of Kazakhstan

By |november 28th, 2019|constitutional reform, Kazakhstan, News, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Soviet Union|

From the early stage of its post-Soviet transition, Kazakhstan has consolidated strong state power to avoid chaos. Today, as the country is considered successful at home and internationally, this centralisation is being reduced and tribute is being pai...

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New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

By |november 15th, 2019|EU-Kazakhstan relations, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News|

Following the presidential elections on June 9th, Kazakhstan has a new leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is the second president to be elected after almost thirty years of uninterrupted rule by Nursultan Nazarbayev, who occupied the position since the ...

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‘Almost impossible’ to rival China’s business clout in Central Asia

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, China, EIB, EU strategy for Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, News, Peter Burian, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan|

“China is coming with an offer nobody can refuse, while the EU is coming with an offer nobody can understand." For many in Central Asia, that phrase – although intended as a joke – best summarises the European way of doing business.

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East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

By |oktober 10th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Belt and Road Initiative, Central Asia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, News, Uzbekistan|

A conference organised by EURACTIV on ‘Global Eurasia – connectivity as a driver for peace, stability and security’ raised questions such as “greener” connectivity, in line with Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities. But diplomats from the region were more focused on infrastructure.

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Belgian investors give feedback on their Kazakh experience

By |oktober 9th, 2019|Belgium, Flanders, Kazakhstan, News, Platform to business, Wallonia|

The deputy foreign minister of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev, met with a dozen Belgian investors in Brussels on Wednesday (9 October) to hear about their experience with his country and help solve potential issues.

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Kazakhstan positions itself as a bridge between Asia and Europe

By |september 30th, 2019|Central Asia, Kazakhstan, News, regional cooperation, water management|

The main areas that Central Asia region wants to be focused on in the next years are environment protection and trade liberalization. EURACTIV.cz reports from Nur-Sultan. 

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