The International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S. - Kazakhstan Business Council, invite you to join a virtual panel marking the release of ITIC’s newest landmark report: 30 Years of Bilateral Ties: The Special U.S.-Kazakhstan Relationship. Authored by Dr. Ariel Cohen and Mr. James Grant of ITIC’s Energy, Growth, and Security (EGS) program, the report analyzes three historic decades of cooperation.
Economic and diplomatic themes will be the focus of this expert panel.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union thirty years ago, the nation of Kazakhstan has maintained lasting diplomatic, strategic, and trade relations with the United States. Under First President Nursultan Nazarbayev two main pillars formed the backbone of this partnership: regional security and energy commerce.
Following the peaceful transition from First President Nazarbayev to President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in 2019, security and business continue to define the bilateral relationship: the legacies of nuclear weapons proliferation and Kazakhstan’s non-proliferation efforts, the war in Afghanistan (and its aftermath), hydrocarbon trade, and economic development. But will these trends continue? What can the past 30 years teach us about what the next 30 will hold?