Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Peace

Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Peace

The country is deploying forces to multinational U.N. peacekeeping missions SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA In 2003, Kazakhstan sent its first international peacekeeping mission outside the boundaries of…

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Central Asia Versus Online Extremism

Central Asia Versus Online Extremism

Combating terrorists online requires a focus on technology, education and economic development SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA Thousands of foreign fighters from around the globe were drawn to…

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Guarding borders in Central Asia

Guarding borders in Central Asia

SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA  Located in a region whose remote mountains and deserts can conceal terrorists, opium traffickers and other criminals, Turkmenistan hosted a workshop in May…

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Uzbekistan Rehabilitates Accused Extremists

Uzbekistan Rehabilitates Accused Extremists

SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA Uzbekistan has removed thousands of its citizens from blacklists containing names of people accused of extremism. Since 2017, Uzbekistan has rehabilitated or cleared…

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Stabilizing Afghanistan

Stabilizing Afghanistan

Central Asian states are building economic, political and security ties with Afghanistan SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA “Central Asian countries clearly feel the influence of Afghanistan. Instability and…

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Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Cooperate on Border

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Cooperate on Border

SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA Highlighting improving relations between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov approved an agreement in January 2018 to improve security on the countries’…

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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan  Improve Relations

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Improve Relations

SALTANAT BERDIKEEVA Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan began a new chapter in their relations after holding discussions to boost trade and military cooperation. The two neighbors signed…

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