Kazakhstan in Focus – Navigating Central Asia’s Economic & Energy Future


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On behalf of the Atlantic Council and the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), please join us for an event entitled “Kazakhstan in Focus: Navigating Central Asia’s Economic and Energy Future.”

On March 19, Kazakhstan’s longtime president Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation after twenty-nine years as Kazakhstan’s leader. On June 9, Nursultan’s chosen successor Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won the subsequent presidential election with 71 percent of the vote. The former president’s surprise resignation raises questions about Kazakhstan’s path forward and how the region will navigate the economic and energy challenges of the coming years.

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Global Energy Center, and the ITIC will host a panel discussion surrounding the most pressing economic and energy topics for Kazakhstan and Central Asia, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Russia’s increasing global ambitions in its “near abroad,” and diversification of the region’s economies.

Panel Discussion:
**Dr. Ariel Cohen, Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center; Senior Fellow & Program Director, Atlantic Council; International Tax and Investment Center
**Mr. Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center
**Ambassador Richard Hoagland, Former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, US Department of State
**Ms. Sarah Nickel, Executive Director, US-Kazakhstan Business Association

Moderated by:
**Ambassador John Herbst, Director, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

Location

Atlantic Council - 12th Floor (West Tower)
1030 15th Street NW
Washington DC USA 20005

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