Articles by Marat Shibutov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

SCO Transformation – Are There Any Prospects?

A month ago Tashkent hosted the SCO anniversary summit, which, on one hand, marked the 15th anniversary of the organisation and, on the other hand, officially confirmed the upcoming accession of India and Pakistan to the SCO. Currently, the SCO’s further development is one of the most important topics in the post-Soviet space. One day…