January 2016

Iran Nuclear Deal, Kazakhstan’s Role were Bright Spots in Difficult Year


In what was a very challenging year globally, the breakthrough over Iran’s nuclear programme last summer was a rare high point. It was not just that the draft agreement paved the way for a decrease in tensions in such an important and volatile region– an urgent need for which we have witnessed again in the last few days with tensions flying high between Saudi Arabia and Iran – but the rich promise it held for the longer-term.

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, North-South to be good for participating countries’ economies


Expansion of highways, construction of which is planned within the framework of implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) and the North-South international corridors, will have a positive impact on both the economy of the participating countries of these projects and the region in a whole, Russian political and public figure, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Georgy Fedorov, told .

Kazakhstan should enhance protection of nuclear facilities from ISIS: expert


Kazakhstan needs to increase security at its nuclear facilities to safeguard them from the ISIS. The call was made by Senior Research Fellow at the Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Dauren Aben during a round table discussion called  Internaional Terrorism: New Challenges to International Community held in Astana.