Kazakhstan’s advanced nuclear industry and active foreign nuclear policy make it a significant player on the global nuclear scene. This article sets the stage by addressing Kazakhstan’s nuclear inheritance from the Soviet period. It then provides an overview of the country’s nuclear sector with an emphasis on the nuclear fuel cycle and on prospects for introducing nuclear energy into Kazakhstan’s energy mix. The article’s final section analyzes Astana’s nuclear diplomacy on the international global nuclear scene.
David Herszenhorn“Negotiators Find in Kazakhstan the Perfect Place to Disagree,”New York TimesApril 7 2013 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/world/asia/negotiators-find-in-kazakhstan-the-perfect-place-to-disagree.html (accessed June 16 2014).