Dr. Svante Cornell spoke alongside Ambassadors Elizabeth Jones, Richard Hoagland, George Krol, and Kairat Umarov during Panel Session One – "Shaping a Future while Remembering the Past" – as part of the 4th Kazakhstan-United States convention in Washington D.C. on December 6, 2016. Video segment begins at 28:00.

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The Silk Road Paper “Kazakhstan-2041”, authored by S. Frederick Starr, Johan Engvall and Svante Cornell was the centerpiece of an international conference entitled “25 Years of Independence of Republic of Kazakhstan: Outcomes. Accomplishments. Vision for Future”, organized in Astana, Kazakhstan, on November 28, 2016 by the Parliament of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

For more detail, see: 

http://www.inform.kz/en/intl-conference-25-years-of-independence-of-republic-of-kazakhstan-outcomes-accomplishments-vision-for-future-held-in-astana_a2974655

 

Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov’s address to the conference is available here: http://mfa.gov.kz/index.php/en/last-news/7838

 

See media reports from the conference below:

http://today.kz/news/kazahstan/2016-11-28/730712-stsenarij-kazahstan-2041-predstavil-amerikanskij-ekspert-v-astane/

http://total.kz/society/2016/11/28/kazahstan_kategoricheski_ne_hochet_sopostavlyat_sebya_s_sssr_ekspert

https://www.nur.kz/1330651-nigmatulin-kazakhstancy-doverili-svo.html

http://www.kazpravda.kz/articles/view/itogi-dostizheniya-i-vzglyad-v-budushchee1/

http://www.inform.kz/ru/ekspert-ocenil-istoricheskoe-znachenie-nezavisimosti-kazahstana_a2974870

http://abctv.kz/kz/news/kazakstan-kajtse-oz-tagdyryn-ozi-ajkyndajdy

http://www.parlam.kz/en/mazhilis/news-details/id30059/1/1

http://astanatimes.com/2016/11/a-successful-future-kazakhstan-must-protect-secularity-stamp-out-corruption-improve-economic-productivity-experts-say/

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By Michael Emerson

ISDP Policy Brief no. 190

December 21, 2015

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On December 21, 2015, the European Union and the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the new Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement in the Kazakh capital, Astana. The new agreement replaced the original one that has been in force since 1999 and it is considered as a significant step for both sides to advance relations and strengthen political and economic cooperation. This development took place in a year when Kazakhstan joined to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In fact, the two agreements are deeply inter-locked: the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement was signed only on condition and after Kazakhstan's accession on WTO. However, Kazakhstan is also a full member of the Eurasian Economic Union, which complicates its relationship with the European Union.

By Johan Engvall and Svante E. Cornell

ISDP Policy Brief no. 189, December 17, 2015

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In the past two years, Kazakhstan has joined the World Trade Organization, obtained a seat at the Asia-Europe Meeting, signed an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union, announced it would host the EXPO-2017 in Astana, and launched a bid for a rotating seat at the United Nations Security Council. This extraordinary high frequency of international engagements is remarkable, but it represents a difference in degree and not nature in Kazakhstan’s diplomatic history. Indeed, since the fall of the Soviet Union Kazakhstan has developed a record of being the most proactive and innovative former Soviet republic in the sphere of international cooperation. 

By Johan Engvall and Svante E. Cornell

December 2015

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