Nazarbayev presides at UN Security Council, his press conference showcases Kazakh outlook


The voice was low, almost soft-spoken. Yet the words of President Nursultan Nazarbayev – in both the United Nations Security Council and at a conference for the invited press – were spoken with a clear sense of purpose, and of his country’s newly prominent place in the world. The President’s appearances – the first since his last address to the UN General Assembly slightly more than two years ago – were only part of Kazakhstan’s month as Security Council president, the first for any of the Central Asian republics.

Expert on agenda of Nazarbayev-Trump talks at the White House


Sanat Kushkumbayev, Deputy Director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS), shared what problems will be raised  during President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the White House. According to the expert, the key goal is to propel Kazakhstan-U.S. cooperation to the level of expanded strategic partnership.

Latest Astana Process Syria talks result in documents on confidence-building measures

By Dmitry Lee

The Dec. 22 8th rounds of Astana Process talks in the Kazakh capital to help de-escalate the conflict in Syria resulted in the adoption of a number of documents in the area of confidence building, as well as saw the reaffirmation of commitment of their participants to seek full elimination of terrorism and strengthen the political process in that country.