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Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
May 02, 2017
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Astana will face a number of practical and political issues in promoting renewable energy sources.
Kazakhstan's Renewable Energy Quest
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
June 15, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
A major debate on the contentious issue of land reforms is underway in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
April 22, 2016
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
The boxer is following a path first blazed by the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao.
Gennady Golovkin and Kazakhstan’s Soft Power
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
March 25, 2016
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
The people of Kazakhstan have made their preferences clear.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
February 18, 2016
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
Kazakhstan’s plan to privatize its state industries is ambitious, but it faces some major barriers.
Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
December 23, 2015
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.
The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
May 05, 2015
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
Nazarbayev’s overwhelming victory notwithstanding, change is taking place in Kazakhstan.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
March 23, 2015
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
The two powers are pursuing competing interests in Central Asia.
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
January 02, 2015
Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
As the Eurasian Economic Union takes effect, Kazakhstan maintains its ambitious economic diplomacy.
Kazakhstan’s Economic Outreach
How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
June 04, 2014
How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
Moscow’s high hopes for the union have come up against reluctance among its neighbors.
How Significant Is the Eurasian Economic Union?
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's
April 12, 2014
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
Many Kazakhs worry about Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and what it means for their own country’s relations with Russia.
Kazakhstan Opposition Fears Ukraine's "Russian Spring"
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
March 05, 2014
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Recent transactions reflect some underlying trends in the global arms market.
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
December 03, 2013
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
As U.S. interest in the region wanes, the prospects for Central Asia security are uncertain at best.
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
Is Time Ripe for a Kazakh Spring?
January 19, 2012
Is Time Ripe for a Kazakh Spring?
Kazakhstan’s latest elections have been condemned as another sham. But protests in the city of Zhanaozen suggest the public’s patience is wearing thin.
Is Time Ripe for a Kazakh Spring?
Kazakhstan’s Islamist Threat?
August 15, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Islamist Threat?
The Kazakh government’s failure to explain a number of recent attacks has fuelled talk of an Islamic terrorism threat to the country.
Kazakhstan’s Islamist Threat?
ISAF’s Latest Ally
June 11, 2011
ISAF’s Latest Ally
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is keen to contribute to the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. It’s all about his own standing, though.
ISAF’s Latest Ally
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