Tag: Kazakhstan

Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang
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Xinjiang’s Role in Promoting Kazakhstan-China’s Trade and Economic Cooperation

The recent bilateral meeting between Kazakh and Xinjiang authorities substantiated the collaborative commitment between Astana and Beijing, highlighting the pivotal role that the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) may assume in bolstering regional connectivity and facilitating the realisation of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Visa's interests in Kazakhstan SMEs
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Visa’s Strategy in Kazakhstan Confirms Foreign Interests in the Local SMEs

The “Business Springboard” competition, which has been organised by Visa, demonstrates the significant interest foreign entities hold for the SMEs sector in Kazakhstan. It unequivocally signifies their commitment to solidifying their footprint in the local market and forging enduring relationships with the burgeoning community of small and medium enterprises.

Astana, Kazakhstan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia

Future Prospects Of Kazakhstan: An On-the-Ground Report From Astana

After our visits to Astana, SpecialEurasia published a report on the future prospects of Kazakhstan, which analysed the country’s domestic and foreign policy as well as the local society and culture.

Astana International Forum and the interview with Roman Vassilenko
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Exploring Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy and Future Scenarios: a Meeting with Roman Vassilenko

During the Astana International Forum, SpecialEurasia met with Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to discuss Kazakh foreign politics and regional dynamics.

Astana International Forum
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The Astana International Forum 2023: Kazakhstan’s Rise as a Strategic Investment Hub and Geopolitical Hotspot

SpecialEurasia will participate in the Astana International Forum 2023, as part of our ongoing commitment to monitoring and evaluating emerging markets and investment prospects in strategic countries like Kazakhstan and the broader Central Asian region.

During the meeting between Smailov and Raisi, the parties discussed trade and export between countries
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Kazakhstan’s plans to increase exports to Iran emphasised Astana’s regional foreign policy

Kazakhstan’s desire to increase exports to Iran might hugely impact geopolitical dynamics in Eurasia, considering Astana’s desire to diversify and enhance its trade and economic partners to decrease Russia and China’s influence and Tehran’s necessity to overcome Western sanctions.

Supreme Mufti Kazakhstan SpecialEurasia March 2023
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Islam in Kazakhstan: an interview with the Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai kazhy Taganuly

SpecialEurasia Managing Director, Silvia Boltuc, met in Astana the Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan, Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai kazhy Taganuly, to discuss the role of Islam in the country and the relations between the Kazakh Muslim umma (community) and other Muslim countries.

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Elezioni parlamentari in Kazakhstan: stabilità interna e prospettive per gli investitori

Le elezioni parlamentari in Kazakhstan potrebbero dare stabilità al paese e completare il processo di riforme avviato lo scorso anno volto a garantire sicurezza interna, supporto al Governo e al presidente così come a rassicurare gli investitori sul mercato interno kazako.

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Geopolitics of parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan

Upcoming parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan mark the last step for the country’s complete reformation based on modernisation and democratisation according to the new path promoted by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Central Asia Map
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Geopolitics of Russia-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan’s ‘trilateral gas union’ in Central Asia

Russia-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan’s ‘trilateral gas union’ might represent geopolitical leverage in favour of Moscow and Beijing because it might simultaneously satisfy the Chinese energy market’s needs and support the Russian and Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia.

Antony Blinken
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Antony Blinken visited Kazakhstan and confirmed US interests in Central Asia

Antony Blinken’s visit to Astana stressed Washington’s interests in Central Asia since the region has played a vital role in the Eurasian geopolitical chessboard, especially after the beginning of the Ukraine conflict.

US Embassy in Kazakhstan e1674660469626
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Kazakhstan and the United States discussed cooperation in the field of energy security

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 27 Issue 4 – The recent meeting between Kazakh and U.S. representatives in Washington stressed Astana’s desire to balance its foreign policy between the West, Russia, and China, and the White House strategy to increase its presence in the Central Asian republic.

Tokayev Kazakhsta
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Kazakhstan strategy between Russian alliance and Western sanctions

Tokayev’s suggestion to create an organisation in the framework of the CIS to promote the Russian language might be interpreted as Kazakhstan’s attempt to normalise relations with Russia, which were downgraded due to the Ukraine conflict and the Western sanctions.

Ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan map
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Might Kazakhstan face internal separatism and ethnic problems?

Recent propaganda on Telegram spread by a ‘foreign agent’ who promoted separatism in Kazakhstan highlighted possible future problems that the Central Asian republic might face since different ethnic minorities live in the country.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev and Vladimir Putin
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The Kazakhstan energy politics: is oil diversification a geopolitical conundrum?

In a world of growing polarity, Kazakhstan has been attempting to portray itself as a bridge connecting the East and the West. However, the so-called Russian “special operation” in Ukraine has forced the Central Asian nation to distance itself gradually from Moscow.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev Kazakhstan and Rustam Minnikov Tatarstan scaled e1655474901257
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SPIEF 2022: Kazakhstan strengthens economic cooperation with Tatarstan and Bashkortostan

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s official visit to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2022) confirmed the diplomatic, economic and political partnership between Russia and Kazakhstan and the strategic role that Tatarstan and Bashkortostsn play in promoting Moscow-Nursultan relations.

Kassym Jomart Tokayev
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Tokaev’s new Kazakhstan: the dawn of the “Second Republic”?

The constitutional referendum in Kazakhstan marked a historical event aimed at consolidating the final transition from a super-presidential form of government to a presidential republic with an influential parliament and an accountable government.

Meeting Kazakhstan Embassy
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SpecialEurasia attended a round table on constitutional reforms in Kazakhstan

As part of the SpecialEurasia project “Geopolitika Evrazija”, we attended a round table at the Kazakh embassy in Rome to get acquainted with the constitutional reforms and the upcoming referendum that will be held in Kazakhstan on June 5th, 2022.

Farnesina Italy
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Italy intensifies cultural dialogue with Caspian littoral Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan

Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Volume 18 Issue 2 – Recently, representatives of Italy held a series of meetings with colleagues in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, dedicated to the issues of enhancing cultural cooperation, confirming Rome’s interests in Central Asia.

Uzbek Kazakh meeting
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Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan strengthened their economic cooperation

The recent meeting between Uzbek and Kazakh representatives to discuss economic and trade cooperation highlighted both countries’ necessity to create a stable regional market and improve local financial performance to attract more foreign investments.

Central Asian Republics econonmic dependence on China SpecialEurasia
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Central Asian republics’ economic dependence on China

China has invested substantial financial amounts in Central Asia creating an economic dependence and strong connection between Beijing and Central Asian republics. Chinese economic presence in Central Asia might threaten Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Kremlin’s desire to remain the leading geopolitical actor in this region.

Meeting Kazakhstan Bashkortostan
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Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan increased their trade volume and economic partnership

Since Kazakhstan and Bashkortostan have increased their economic partnership and trade volume, Ufa might significantly promote and strengthen Moscow-Nursultan relations.

2022 Kazakhstan protests — Aqtobe January 4 01
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Geopolitical consequences of the political crisis in Kazakhstan

The recent Kazakh political crisis and the CSTO military intervention in the country marked a new phase in the geopolitics of Central Asia since the Kremlin re-established its grip on the Republic of Kazakhstan after having military and politically supported President Toqayev.

Headquarter of MangystauMunayGaz Aktau
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Protests and state of emergency in Kazakhstan

In the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, the protests due to the price rise of the liquid natural gas caused the Government to resign and pushed Kazakh President Tokayev to declare a two-week state of emergency.

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Saudi Arabia interests in Kazakh economy and projects

Saudi Arabia wants to expand its influence and economic presence in Kazakhstan because the Central Asian republic…

Geopolitics of Central Asia Monitoring ASRIE Analytica e1627219998109
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Kazakhstan and UAE strengthened their economic partnership

The recent intergovernmental agreement on implementing joint projects between the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan underlined the…

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US strategy in Kazakhstan: more investments and economic partnership

According to the new US strategy in Central Asia, the White House is expanding trade partnerships and investments in Kazakhstan, which aspires to improve independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity in the so-called Stan Countries and strengthen Washington’s presence in one of the most strategic regions in the world.