Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies

under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Address to the People of Kazakhstan by President

of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

“Constructive Public Dialogue – the Basis of Stability

and Prosperity of Kazakhstan”

Only through a constant dialogue between the Government and society

can a harmonious state be built in the context of modern geopolitics.



Under the leadership of B.K. Sultanov, KazISS achieved great results in many areas of the Institute during 2006-2011 years.

Meetings with experts from Western, Asian and CIS countries were held to develop external cooperation of KazISS.

The Institute is also contributing to expansion of activities of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev. Thus, in 2006, KazISS held a round-table dedicated to the President's Address on the topic of 'Kazakhstan's entry into the 50 most competitive countries in the world: Ways of Implementation". It is now an important strategic goal of the country.

In 2006, KazISS was among developers of the National Security Strategy for 2006-2010. Today, KazISS continues its work in this direction. The recommendations of KazISS experts are used to develop national and military security documents.

Regional security studies focused on Central Asian issues have developed according to the results of the annual Almaty Forum. Kazakhstan’s role there at that stage is increasing every year.

The Forum has become a platform for exchange of views on topical issues of regional security between leading domestic experts and experts from the CIS, Europe and China. During this period, KazISS has been actively contributing to internal politicalsultan

research aimed at developing parliamentarism related to the 2007 constitutional reform results. KazISS actively participated in the 2007 parliamentary elections and under its own auspices initiated the ‘dialogue platform’ for political parties, experts and journalists.

medalOne of the important events in 2008 was the celebration of the 15th anniversary of KazISS. In 2008 the head of KazISS B.K. Sultanov was awarded an honorary title ‘Kazakhstannin enbek sinirgen kairatkeri’ (Honored Worker) for his contribution to the effective organization of analytical activities of KazISS and development of international relations. Under the presidential decree leading experts of KazISS as M.T. Laumulin, A.A. Morozov, Z.T. Zhamykhanova were awarded with commemorative medals ‘Astanaga 10 jyl’ (10th anniversary of Astana).

On the eve of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE in 2009, KazISS was one of the sponsors of events dedicated to international security, as well as exchange of experience between Kazakhstani and foreign experts.

In 2010, KazISS strengthened relations with international organizations and experts. Meetings with representatives of the United Nations and the head of leading geopolitical consulting company Thomas Graham, leaders of Kissinger Associates (USA) were held.

As of April 2010, in cooperation with the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the CSTO Secretariat, KazISS held a round-table on ‘Challenges and threats to security in Central Asia’ with participation of M.M. Tazhin Secretary of the Security Council and M.E. Shaikhutdinov the First Deputy Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In 2010, during Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE, KazISS held 4 round-tables and 2 scientific conferences on the subject of international security.

In 2011 there were held presidential elections, on the eve of which the KazISS conducted a scientific and practical conference on 'Democracy of elections: international experience and upcoming presidential elections in Kazakhstan". In 2011, KazISS held a round-table dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan with participation of K.S. Sultanov. By the decree of the President of the Republic, employees of the KazISS were awarded with commemorative medals.