The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

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If Kazakhstan’s multi-vector foreign — and energy — policies are to be successful, Tokayev will need to shrewdly balance the country’s partners.  

Kazakh President Emphasizes Importance Of China-Europe Transportation Route Bypassing Russia

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On the picture: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets his Kazakh counterpart, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev, in Ankara on May 10.

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev said after a visit to Ankara for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that a new transportation route connecting China with European markets bypassing Russia is important for the two nations.

A blueprint for the reconstruction of Ukraine


The scale of destruction in Ukraine is already staggering. A new CEPR publication builds on prior experiences with reconstruction following both wars and natural disasters to outline some principles for the future reconstruction of Ukraine. Efforts should include putting the country on the path to EU accession; establishing a stand-alone EU-authorised agency with autonomy to coordinate and manage aid and reconstruction programmes; recognising that Ukraine must own its reconstruction; encouraging inflows of foreign capital and technology transfers; a focus on grants rather than loans; and rebuilding around the principle of a zero-carbon future.

Kazakhstan’s Oil Meets a Caspian Chokepoint

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Much of the oil produced in Kazakhstan transits through a pipeline across Russia, which now has shrunk output for a variety of reasons.

Lessons Learned From the Kazakhstan Crisis

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What are the lessons and the likely consequences of the recent crisis in Kazakhstan for the country itself, for Central Asia, and for Russia’s role in the region?

Column: War In Ukraine Spells Disaster For Central Asia

A migrant worker from Uzbekistan at a tent camp in the Kinel District of Samara, Russia, Sept. 22, 2020. Albert Dzen

In a world of economic interdependence, sanctioning Russia will likely prove more globally destabilizing than policymakers realize. To be effective, the West needs to look to vulnerable Russia-dependent economies, like those of Central Asia, in order to mitigate collateral damage.

Virtually no progress in exploration of gas fields in Kazakhstan - President

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 There is virtually no progress in the exploration and development of gas fields in Kazakhstan, including that on the assets in the Caspian Sea, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.

'Assets don't fit new strategy': BP withdraws from talks on three Caspian blocks in Kazakhstan


Decision deals setback to ambitions of Kazakh state holding KazMunaiGaz in looking for foreign partners to grow offshore oil and gas production

Kazakh minister sees no upside for Western-led giant oil developments this year

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 Gloomy forecast comes despite billions of dollars invested by Western majors in the country in last 25 years

Kazakhstan-ASEAN Relations: Prospects for Greater Engagement


Kazakhstan’s central role in China’s BRI and membership in the EAEU present new opportunities for stronger relations between Kazakhstan and ASEAN.

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

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