Kazakhstan’s history and great thinkers

Dmitry Shlapentokh Kazakhstan may appear insignificant on the global chessboard but it offers important lessons for the national identity for people in the entire Central Asian region and beyond. Great Thinkers of the Kazakh Steppe by Yerkebulan Dzhelbuldin (Dana Jeteyeva, translator); AuthorHouse, 138 pages, $12.18; 2016. Considering the author of this book and the publisher, […]

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Is Chabahar not a rival to Gwadar?

By Sidra Ahmed In an attempt of reconciliation, Mehdi Honerdoost, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, on Friday lucidly voiced Iranian vision of regional cooperation with reference to Chabahar port agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan.  To him, the accord on Chabahar port is “not finished” and “not limited to these three countries”. Rather, it could […]

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