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Nuclear Fuel Bank: A New Way to go Nuclear

By Alex Lee

Nuclear power is a good thing. It provides an alternative energy source for many countries and, depending on your definition, is eco-friendly. The only problem is the stuff used to fuel it could also cause a global security catastrophe if it falls into the wrong hands. So the dilemma is how to enjoy the good

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The Kazakh Steppe: Ancient Culture Informs Modern World

By Alex Walters

The endless, rolling Eurasian steppe has shaped the identity of the Kazakh people. Just as the British look to the sea, the Americans to their fabled Western frontier and the Arabs of the Arabian Peninsula to the desert, the Kazakhs remain entranced by their fabled grass ocean. It continues to inspire and guide them today.

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Dombra: Part of the Kazakh Soul

By Teri Barner

Across the vast Asian steppe and through the centuries, the sounds of a simple stringed instrument have formed a backdrop to the lives of Kazakhs. The melodies of the traditional dombra strike a chord with Kazakhs in a way that’s hard for non-Kazakhs to understand, evoking memories of ancestors, of family, of first loves, of

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Pink Bunny: Timeless Tale Set Among Modern Kazakh Youth

By Alex Walters

Now is a unique time in the history of Kazakhstan and for the first generation of Kazakh youth to come of age in an independent country. Young Kazakhs today have educational, social and professional opportunities open to them that were unthinkable to their parents under the Soviet Union. A recent Kazakh college graduate can now

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EXPO 2017: Astana Seeks a Few Million New Friends

By Michael Jacobsen

If you were a relatively new country open for business with lots to offer but not well known to most of the world, would you want roughly 5 million people to stop by for a visit? Of course. And that’s why Kazakhstan is now on the tail end of an international, multi-year effort to host

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