Articles by Alex Walters

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Astana: City with a future

The city of Astana has come a long way over last years. It has grown from town to city and has been become of the world’s most architecturally interesting urban centers. What many visitors don’t know, however, is that Astana as a living, developing city is far from complete. The city is developing slowly under…