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Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Address of the President to the people of Kazakhstan

Third Modernization of Kazakhstan

"Only those nations who manage to set the future goals and proceed resolutely facing the challenges,

instead of sitting on the hedge and waiting, are the winners."

The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS) was established on June 16, 1993 by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan. In April 2014, the President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan issued the Executive Order to relocate the KazISS to Astana.

Since its foundation, the mission of the KazISS as the national research institution is to provide analytical support to the President of Kazakhstan and to the government bodies of Kazakhstan.

The KazISS is a professional research and analysis center that is listed among the top 100 in the field of security and ranked the 57th as a government affiliated think tank according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index (http://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks/10/).

The KazISS enjoys a reputation of the leading think tank of Kazakhstan due to its highly professional pool of experts. The KazISS currently employs two Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Kazakhstan, eight Doctors of Science, four Candidates and a PhD who specialize in such disciplines as economics, political science, sociology and history.

During the twenty-four years of its functioning, the KazISS has published more than 250 books on the issues of international relations, global and regional security. The Institute issues three journals: the Kogam zhane Dayir in Kazakh, the Kazakhstan-Spectrum in Russian and the Central Asia’s Affairs in English. The KazISS has a trilingual website in Kazakh, Russian, and English as well as the Facebook account.

Special interest has been triggered by a great number of international conferences, seminars and round tables held by the KazISS on regular basis on the issues of security and cooperation in Central Asia.

The KazISS is the basis for professional training and internships for students of the leading Kazakhstan universities and fellowships for both Kazakhstan’s and foreign scholars. The KazISS is keen to provide all conditions necessary for further professional development of its researchers.