Kazakhstan 2041: The Next Twenty-Five Years

Wednesday 16 November 2016 / 15:00 - 16:30 /

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As Kazakhstan celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary, the country has come a long way. For the next twenty-five years and beyond, Kazakh authorities have set out an ambitious vision for turning the country into one of the most developed in the world. Impressive economic development has enabled the leadership to provide stability, strengthen sovereignty, and brand Kazakhstan on the international arena. However, old challenges will remain and new ones will undoubtedly emerge. There are several crucial social, economic, political, and international processes that Kazakhstan will have to confront as it embarks upon its future development. How can this ambitious vision be realized?

Dr. Svante Cornell is Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy, and one of its co-founders. He is Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, the Joint Center operated by ISDP in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. His main areas of expertise are security issues, state-building, and transnational crime in Southwest and Central Asia.

Dr. Johan Engvall is a non-resident Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program. His specialization is in the domestic political systems of post-Soviet countries, primarily in Central Asia and the Caucasus.