Kazakhstan became independent at the beginning of 1992 as a result of the USSR collapse. In half a year later, the leader of the young state, Nursultan Nazarbayev, decided to begin preparations for oil development production at the Caspian Sea region. Thus, the oil dream had officially become the national idea of Kazakhstan. The new limitless oil reserves were supposed to transform the country into Kuwait (at the very least).
The National Intelligence Council analysts’ prognosis that the future will inevitably form new identities threatening the established world order finds its, however strange and frightening, confirmation in the Kazakh realia.
One of the global trends discussed in the “Paradox of Progress” report (ссылка на доклад «Парадоксы прогресса») is called the “economy shift”. In real practice, this term means the economic slowdown of the industrially developed countries with good social infrastructure.
By the middle of the 21st century, the North and the South of Kazakhstan will become a part of the South Kazakhstan. This demographic transformation will inevitably lead to a socio-economic one with a change of the economic structure and creation of new elites. You
The world is due for a major shakeup and only sustainable governments will be able to withstand it. Such conclusion can be drawn from the report titled “Paradoxes of progress”, published by the national intelligence council of the US this January. In it, there is an analysis of major tendencies that will determine the development of world civilization throughout the next decades.
The former USSR countries’ visa-free travel rating tells us about the main socio-political trends in these states. What is curious – the closer a country is to Europe in terms of geography, the higher its visa-free travel rating.