July 8, 2021

International Nuclear Politics: Why Do Countries Want To Have Nuclear Weapons?

Any weapon that creates an explosion as a result of the release of energy by a chemical reaction of atomic nuclei through fission, fusion, or the mixing of both is generally called a nuclear weapon. The first use of nuclear weapons in international relations was realized by the United States […]
April 17, 2021

Quad’s Endeavors for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

On March 12, 2021, the first summit meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, known as Quad, for the first time had united all four national leaders of the group since its creation in 2007. By gathering leaders of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India, the meeting anticipated becoming an […]
January 22, 2020

The Global Terrorism Index and Central Asia

Terrorism nowadays remains one of the major global threats representing a security risk to every single country. Since 2000, the Institute for Economics and Peace has been publishing the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report, which analyzes the data from 1970 to the present to assess the impact of terrorism and […]
November 26, 2019

Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula: Lessons from Kazakhstan

There were high expectations in the international community that the second Trump-Kim summit held in Vietnam in February 2019 would be a turning point in the nuclear disarmament of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) eventually leading to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  
July 12, 2019

Deepfakes’ Social Risks

Deepfakes is a technology of artificial fraud, which generates realistic audio or video depicting someone saying or doing something that he or she never said or did. As a general rule, it is very difficult to detect digital manipulation, and easy enough to make it with a computer and some […]
May 28, 2019

Ensuring Cybersecurity in Kazakhstan: Problems and Solutions

Cybersecurity is the protection of information systems from damage to their hardware, software or electronic data, as well as from disruption of their operation or services they provide. A cyberattack is any type of an offensive attempt to expose, steal, destroy, alter or get an unauthorized access to information or […]
April 12, 2019

Chinese Overseas Military Bases: National Interests and Global Ambitions

Modern China is an already recognized emerging superpower, which ever-increasing global role is becoming more relevant on the international scene. Concept of Rejuvenation of Chinese nation announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 implies the superiority of China in the economy, international politics, and military. Enhancing military, especially navy, […]
December 27, 2018

Global Arms Race: Forecast for 2019

The continuation of the military-political confrontation between Russia and the United States in 2019 increases the risk of the beginning of a new arms race and the collapse of the international strategic arms control system. A possible return to a Cold War style full-scale nuclear and missile race would inevitably […]
September 28, 2018

Kazakhstan Sends Peacekeepers to Lebanon

On August 21, 2018, the governments of Kazakhstan and India represented by Kazakh Deputy Minister of Defense Lieutenant-General Talgat Mukhtarov and Indian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Prabhat Kumar, respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding on the joint deployment of the Kazakh peacekeeping contingent as part of the Indian battalion in […]
September 20, 2018

Iran-Pakistan Cooperation in Ensuring Regional Security: the Balochistan Problem

At present, the issues of ensuring and strengthening regional security, as well as intensifying the fight against the threat of terrorism and separatism, remain among the main strategic priorities of many states. In this respect, Iran and Pakistan are no exception. Over the past decades, Tehran and Islamabad have faced […]