Military and Transnational Issues in Kazakhstan

Military branches
Kazakhstan Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Mobile Forces, Air Defense Forces (2010)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 2 years; minimum age for volunteers NA (2004)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49:
4,163,629
females age 16-49:
4,179,051 (2010 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
males age 16-49:
2,909,999
females age 16-49:
3,528,169 (2010 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
male:
125,322
female:
119,541 (2010 est.)
Military expenditures
1.1% of GDP (2010)
rank:
121
Disputes - international
Kyrgyzstan has yet to ratify the 2001 boundary delimitation with Kazakhstan; field demarcation of the boundaries commenced with Uzbekistan in 2004 and with Turkmenistan in 2005; ongoing demarcation with Russia began in 2007; demarcation with China was completed in 2002; creation of a seabed boundary with Turkmenistan in the Caspian Sea remains under discussion; Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia ratified Caspian seabed delimitation treaties based on equidistance, while Iran continues to insist on a one-fifth slice of the sea
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin):
3,700 (Russia); 508 (Afghanistan) (2007)
Illicit drugs
significant illicit cultivation of cannabis for CIS markets, as well as limited cultivation of opium poppy and ephedra (for the drug ephedrine); limited government eradication of illicit crops; transit point for Southwest Asian narcotics bound for Russia and the rest of Europe; significant consumer of opiates
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