Articles by Yelaman Zholdassov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Syrian People are Victims of Geopolitics

The Syrian Civil War, the ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba’th government and those seeking to oust it, is nearing its third year carrying multiple dimensions of violence, including sectarian and ethnic violence and global terrorism. What was called in the West the Arab Spring came to Syria as an Arab Winter,…