Articles by Askar Nursha

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Extraordinary Session of CSTO Summit Discusses Dynamic Situation in Afghanistan

On August 23, leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states gathered for the extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO held in video conference format. The main focus of the session was the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the security of the countries participating in the organization.…

Central Asia Moves Towards Greater Regional Cooperation After Successful Third Consultative Meeting

The third Consultative Meeting of the heads of the Central Asian countries was held on Aug. 6 in Turkmenistan. The previous second advisory meeting of the Central Asia states leaders was held in November of 2019, in Tashkent.   The meeting planned for 2020 was called off and postponed because of the pandemic. There was a…

What does the Riyadh summit mean for the world?

When the U.S. President Donald Trump arrived on an official visit to Riyadh on May 20, Saudi Arabia became the first country chosen by the American leader for a foreign trip as the U.S. President. It is generally considered that the choice of a Muslim state and the Middle East region – and Riyadh in…