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Q-Pop: A Musical Expression of Kazakhstan’s National and Global Identity
July 07, 2021

Q-Pop: A Musical Expression of Kazakhstan’s National and Global Identity

By Marin Ekstrom and Assiya Yermukhametova
Q-pop offers a deeper commentary on Kazakhstan’s attempts to embrace the forces of globalization while simultaneously establishing a renewed sense of national identity.

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained
July 02, 2021

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained

By Catherine Putz
Several activists well-known for picketing the Chinese consulate in Almaty have reportedly been detained in Kazakhstan.
After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan, What Role Will Kazakhstan Play?
June 25, 2021

After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan, What Role Will Kazakhstan Play?

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
As the U.S. prepares to leave Afghanistan, is it Kazakhstan’s time to shine?

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters
June 23, 2021

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters

By Colleen Wood
YouTube's temporary suspension of a Kazakh human rights group’s channel highlights the risks of civil society's heavy reliance on the tech giants.

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 
June 16, 2021

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 

By Niva Yau and Raffaello Pantucci
None expect China to replace the United States in military terms, but Central Asia may hope Beijing plays a more substantial role in Afghanistan.

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?
With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan
June 04, 2021

With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan

By Gregory Xanthos
China’s state-owned corporations are acquiring strategic resources around the globe, including locking in nuclear fuel supplies from Kazakhstan.

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression
June 01, 2021

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression

By Colleen Wood
Despite attempt after attempt to block critical voices from Kazakhstan’s public sphere, activists persist.

No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang
May 26, 2021

No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Ethnic Kazakhs who fled Xinjiang are caught in an awkward vortex of domestic politics, international pressures, and the legacies of ethnicity and nationalism in Kazakhstan. 
EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects
May 18, 2021

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
The Kazakh government is looking to diversify its economy and develop new industries while also promoting environmental protection.

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