Leadership Perspectives

by His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Leadership Perspectives explains Nursultan Nazarbayev’s vision for the planet. He places the current geopolitical situation in its historical, political, economic, religious and ethnic context. Written from a Kazakhstan and Central Asian perspective, this collection of speeches represents his plan for global harmony and Kazakhstan’s place in the world. He describes the problems facing the international community from poverty to terrorism and presents practical suggestions and solutions.

Nursultan Nazarbayev has a unique vantage point. In 1991, following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Nursultan Nazarbayev, became the first President of an independent Kazakhstan. The country faced difficult times and through determined leadership he has transformed Kazakhstan into one of the fastest developing and most dynamic states in Eurasia. Nursultan Nazarbayev has instigated many international initiatives with the aim of maintaining global security, promoting economic development and encouraging inter-faith harmony. It was President Nursultan Nazarbayev who took the decision to renounce the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal, enabling Kazakhstan and the entire Central Asian region to become free of nuclear weapons.

President Nazarbayev was reelected to a fifth term as President of Kazakhstan on 25th April, 2015.


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Chapter 1

  • International Relations

Chapter 2

  • Global Nuclear Security

Chapter 3

  • Stability, Unity, Modernisation

Chapter 4

  • Foreign Investment

Chapter 5

  • Global Economic Growth

Chapter 6

  • Inter-Faith Perspectives

Chapter 7

  • In Remembrance

Chapter 8

  • Olympic Success

Chapter 9

  • A Nuclear-Free World

Chapter 10

  • Relations Between Society and State

Chapter 11

  • Education and Development

Chapter 12

  • Regional Security and Stability

Chapter 13

  • Expo 2017: New and Green Technologies

Chapter 14

  • Economic Reform

Chapter 15

  • Foundations of Success

Chapter 16

  • Developing Domestic Media

Chapter 17

  • Stabilizing Afghanistan

Chapter 18

  • Global Challenges and Threats

Chapter 19

  • G-Global and a New World Order

Chapter 20

  • Becoming a Top Thirty Nation

Chapter 21

  • The Role of Nur Otan

Chapter 22

  • Role of the Judicial System

Chapter 23

  • The Role of 'Bolashak' Programme

Chapter 24

  • New Approaches for Kazakhstan

Chapter 25

  • Implementing the Development Strategy

Chapter 26

  • Foreign Policy Principles

Chapter 27

  • A Unified People

Chapter 28

  • Eurasian Integration

Chapter 29

  • Global Challenges and Solutions

Chapter 30

  • The Eurasian Economic Union

Chapter 31

  • Foreign Direct Investment

Chapter 32

  • Key Role of the Family

Chapter 33

  • National Competitiveness

Chapter 34

  • Asia-Europe Cooperation

Chapter 35

  • Islam and Development

Chapter 36

  • Challenges and Achievements

Chapter 37

  • Five Institutional Reforms

Chapter 38

  • 20th Anniversary of the Assembly

Chapter 39

  • Election Victory

Chapter 40

  • New World Order

Chapter 41

  • Peace and Harmony