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Kazakhstan’s Actions to Address Nuclear and Biological Risks

January 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST

Hybrid Hybrid Event

The Carnegie Endowment and the Council on Strategic Risks will host a panel on Kazakhstan’s increasingly global role in the changing threat landscape of weapons of mass destruction on 30 January 2024 in Washington DC and by webcast.

Upon the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan found itself in possession of the world’s fourth-largest nuclear weapons stockpile and the former union’s most significant biological weapons factory. Kazakhstan’s subsequent decision to return and dismantle these weapons has solidified its position as a leader in nuclear and biological risk reduction. For the last thirty years, Kazakhstan’s actions have served as a core model for regional and international security.

The discussion will feature Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to the United States of America Yerzhan Ashikbayev, the Honorable Andrew Weber, and Dr. Toghzan Kassenova. It will be moderated by Shannon Green, senior fellow at the Council on Strategic Risks.

Please visit the Carnegie Endowment’s Kazakhstan’s Actions to Address Nuclear and Biological Risks event page to RSVP.


January 30
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
Council on Strategic Risks (CSR)