Articles by Jessie Jane Duff

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Strengthens Democracy with Civic Engagement and by Empowering Women

Since President Trump has taken office, he has been clear about the need for fostering democratic reforms and promoting ideals of freedom, justice and equality in governments around the world. When he campaigned for the presidency, one of the hallmarks of his campaign was his arguably isolationist posture toward foreign policy, citing the tremendous amounts…