The author adheres to neutral and progressive views.

The Group CA5 format (five Central Asian countries, Group Central Asia 5 or gCA5) is historically formed, so the five Central Asian countries are indeed group of countries and peoples with similar mentality and other parameters. Historically, it was Turkistan (Kazakh: Turkistan). Other regions of Central Eurasia are also close to this regional countries group.

The process of regionalization is intensifying. Expert opinions on this question were much more pessimistic before. Currently, this Group has received additional developmental factors.

C5+1- consultative format with the United States. Format C5+1 created for cooperation with the United States. Currently, the C5 format has become a format for interaction with other foreign policy actors.

Central Asia region is familiar in the United States only to specialists and not only in the US, but in Europe as well. About Central Asia and format C5 we can say the following in the American scientific and analytical manner. There are several "Points of Power" in Eurasia. Format C5 – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. This Group can be one "Point of Power". What determines these points of power - mentality, similarity of ethnic groups, characters, concepts, languages, and the similarity of many factors. There is no doubt that the coherence of economies and policies at the state level.

Vector - US.

The US policy direction for Kazakhstan is one of the main directions. The US economy is the economy of the leading and middle States, each of which is equal in indicators of the economics the leading European countries - Great Britain, for example, or Germany. Sometimes it is very much visible in the visual diagrams and affects by economic advantage. It is not known how precise it is, but there is probably a match. The USA takes the second place on investments in Kazakhstan. This is taking into account that Kazakhstan is not in the sphere of special interests of the US. Kazakhstan is among the countries following in the Fairway of the Eurasian Continental Policy. This does not mean Russian, but the Courses of Russia and China are affecting the state of affairs.

However, the current "network factor" of international relations reduces the location factor.


Foreign policy of the Central Asian group.

Currently, the General foreign policy course of the Central Asia countries is being formed. There is an interesting picture in the foreign policy arena. This is similar to a football match, when an additional player is released on the field during the game. At some time, it was Kyrgyzstan, where country stabilized his affaires. Currently, for the Central Asian team this is Uzbekistan. And the Central Asian team gets stronger and continues to play in a strengthened team.

Uzbekistan can greatly strengthen the CA team if  the country will act in the foreign policy arena in coordination on common issues with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the whole five.

Five countries have a more weighty opinion in foreign relations with  US, Russia, China, EU.

It should be remembered that Russia Federation, USA, EU are Federative States or state entities.


Historical factor

«In its historical application the term Central Asia designates an area that is considerably larger than the heartland of the Asian continent. Were it not for the awkwardness of the term, it would be better to speak of Central Eurasia, comprising all those parts of the huge Eurasian landmass that did not develop a distinctive sedentary civilization of their own». (Encyclopedia Britannica).

Interestingly, there are still possible players from the national team of Turkic or Turkic-Mongolian countries, friendly Eurasian countries and countries with similar parameters in the world community on the bench for entering the CA5 format.

Azerbaijan and Turkey wish to join some initiatives within the CA5 Format.


Strengthening the United States politics in the heart of Eurasia is possible with the implementation of humanitarian, scientific, economic and other progressive initiatives and programs. Huge scientific and economy potential, soft power of  US may play very progressive and developing role.

The RK - US relations are developing successfully. Visa-free regime for Americans, business, scientific contacts. The C5+1 format is a continuation of this relationship.

 Synopsis. Russia – US.

In the future, the US - Russia relations are likely to improve. Distortions are connected with contradictions in the struggle of world powers for influence, struggle for markets, trade struggle, struggle of  Russian elites on the world stage and many others. Russia and China as the new World Powers want to get their spheres of influence. This is very similar and probably is – the contradictions and struggle of economic powers for hegemony.

This situation should probably be corrected by the entry of a group of Russian elites into the US - European progressive group, the integration of  groups and the establishment of balance. The necessary balance of the groups can be achieved.

In view of this, the deterioration of Russian -American relations should be considered as a temporary factor. The development of relations between Kazakhstan and the United States should be formed and develop now and in advance in order to win many progressive points, not to miss them.

Kazakhstan Foreign Policy Course.

There are very good, good and rare examples among countries that have achieved prosperity by peaceful means – economy, diplomacy and science. There is no doubt that the best example is Switzerland. The state is beyond politics and armed means to achieve political goals. Recent changes in foreign policy and in the Foreign Ministry Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan indicate the preference for this course.

Mastery in foreign policy for Kazakhstan consists in development the Commonwealth with Russia and Cooperation with the United States simultaneously.  As well as with China and of course with the European Union.

Developing a sophisticated Foreign policy of peaceful means and purposes, even if it is not comfortably to Russia or the United States.


Regional trade and economic development in C5+1 format.

Kazakhstan and the United States cooperate in the framework Trade & Investment Framework  Agreements (TIFA) between the countries of Central Asia and the United States.

Kazakhstan organized a meeting in the Central Asian format of TIFA on December 12, 2017 in Almaty. During this meeting, Kazakhstan and the United States agreed to establish a new regional working group on the protection of intellectual property rights to promote trade and innovation.

In October 2017 Kazakhstan jointly with the United States Agency for International Development held the seventh Central Asian Trade Forum in Almaty with the participation of more than 1,100 officials, entrepreneurs, donors, industry leaders from at least 15 countries. This contributed to the signing of memoranda of intent to conduct future trade transactions worth more than $ 25 million.


Expected events in CA5 Format.

The second Consultative Summit of the heads of state of Central Asia "Novruz" will be held in Tashkent at the end of April.

Conference in Tashkent 20.02.2009.

"Interconnectedness in Central Asia: challenges and new opportunities", organized on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It reflects the long-term strategy of the leadership of Uzbekistan for the development of regional cooperation, as well as the logical continuation of the Samarkand conference on Central Asia held in November 2017.

Regional structures such as the European Union, Nordic Council, Organization of American States (OAS), as well as international financial institutions - World Bank, European Investment Bank, the world trade organization – were represented at the forum.

Issues of the Forum - the current state of regional cooperation in Central Asia, deepening cooperation in the field of security, trade, transport, water, education and science.

"The Qazaq Times"