Thursday, May 28, 2020

GJIA: " The Future of US-Kazakhstan Relations"

"The Future of US-Kazakhstan Relations"
Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Conflict & Security
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
 May 28, 2020
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Since achieving its independence after the fall of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has maintained warm relations with the United States. The country regards the United States both as a potential source for trade and investment and as a partner to balance the influence of Russia and China in Central Asia, a perspective which underlines the importance of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s February visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. During the visit, Pompeo was generous in his praise for Kazakhstan and highlighted the importance of bilateral ties, while criticizing China’s detention of hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs, Kyrgyz, and ethnic Kazakhs in so-called “re-education” camps.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Shephard Media: Latin American projects face COVID-19 problems

"Latin American projects face COVID-19 problems"
Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Defence Notes
Shephard Media
May 27, 2020
Originally published:

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will affect future defence procurement projects in Latin America, as regional governments and militaries restructure their priorities.

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