December 2014


In order to further strengthen public consent in the country, increasing the role of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan in achieving national unity of the people of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree declaring 2015 the Year of the People's Assembly of Kazakhstan.

Europe's Russia Policy Pleases Nobody


By Mark Adomanis

For reasons that are understandable even to an arch-realist such as myself, increasingly large numbers of Europeans — including many people in countries that have traditionally been quite sympathetic to Russian concerns — have decided that Putin's Russia is not a "partner" to be engaged with, but an adversary to be confronted, isolated and eventually defeated.