Articles by Yerzhan Saltybayev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Sovereign Kazakhstan is Major Legacy of Its First President

Young people who were born and raised in the era of independent Kazakhstan perceive the very fact of the existence of their own state as a given. But the generation over forty still remembers the times when Kazakhstan did not have sovereignty, and all decisions were made for us by others. In fact, today’s sovereign…

Cooperation prospects and security challenges for Central Asia

Today, we are witnessing a change in the existing world order. It is increasingly characterised by stronger regional blocs and geopolitical confrontations. In these conditions, we see the growing influence of Central Asia, a region that finds itself at the junction of interests of global and regional powers. We must not forget that the ability…