Articles by Tim Gitzel

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 and Canada: Prospects for Cooperation

There is a well-known saying that goes “What a difference a year makes.” But when it comes to the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council (KCBC), it’s rather fitting to say what a difference four-and-a-half years makes. That sentiment was certainly something I felt during this year’s 4th annual KCBC meeting held virtually due to the COVID-19…