Articles by Adil Kaukenov

Astana Process: one step closer to peace

The most recent ministerial meeting on Syria in Astana on March 16 extended the ceasefire in the de-escalation zones and gave the guarantors an opportunity to compare notes.  This March marked seven years since the beginning of one of the bloodiest conflicts of our time, the civil war in Syria. The settlement of the protracted…

Is Kazakhstan Able to Bring Together EAEU and EU?

Kazakhstan is so far the only country in the post-Soviet area that signed the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union. On May 1, the economic part of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the EU entered into force provisionally, while Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov has been called the best advocate of…

Some Thoughts from China’s EXPO Experience

Unlike many horror stories “expo-sceptics” in Kazakhstan post online, the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai was extremely successful, making $12 billion in direct profit. It had powerful multiple effects on the overall economy, especially for small and medium businesses. In this regard, I was interested in the Chinese experts’ general feelings after the expo and asked…