Kazakhstan’s quest for nuclear power relevance

Uranium mine in Kyzyl Kum, Kazakhstan

The for­mer Soviet states in Cen­tral Asia are often derided as back­wa­ters. But Kaza­khstan, the largest, is also tak­ing a lead­ing role in global nuclear secu­rity. The same coun­try where Moscow once exploded hun­dreds of nuclear weapons has spent the last half-decade aggres­sively expand­ing its ura­nium min­ing indus­try… and just this week, nego­ti­a­tions over Iran’s […]

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