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Kazakhstan 2016: An Independence Milestone, Terrorist Attacks and a Nonproliferation Anniversary

By Dmitry Lee

This year Kazakhstan is readying to celebrate its 25th anniversary of Independence. But that is far from being the main news this year. After a couple of years, of the struggling tenge and the situation with the national currency, as it may seem at first, was settled; but the country was appalled by events like

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Kazakhstan’s Economic, Legal Reforms Ensure Continued Development

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

Sometimes, the evolution of a still-developing state can seem like a flurry of activity without a lot of results. Ministries are created and disbanded, projects are launched, headlines are grabbed – but the long term, incremental changes they create can often fly under the radar. Official Kazakhstan can sometimes seem like an alphabet soup of

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Who Developed First Kazakhstan Antivirus?

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

In 2007, AV-TEST, an independent organisation which rates antivirus and security suite software, reported about 5,490,960 new unique virus samples in the world. In 2012 and 2013, antivirus companies reported new malware samples range from 300,000 to more than 500,000 on an everyday basis. Kazakhstan isn’t famous for the best IT companies in the world,

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Kazakhstan: A True Transit Link Between East and West

By Tom Michael

Kazakhstan – the world’s fifth largest country in terms of land mass – is aiming to put its valuable territory to global good use as it participates in a massive new railway-to-sea transit route linking China with Eastern Europe. Often referred to as the New Silk Road (a nostalgic and honorary acknowledgement of the ancient

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The Unique Dance Culture of a Nomadic Country

By Kamila Zhumabayeva

Kazakhstan has always been a country on the move, whether that was traveling merchants traversing the ancient steppe or as a young country bursting onto the international scene. And that movement is embodied by the nation’s unique dance culture, which continues to serve as a symbol of the country’s resilience and creativity. Breakdance is one

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