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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
Notes from the Kazakhstan Elections
April 11, 2011
Notes from the Kazakhstan Elections
The election in Kazakhstan was dismissed by critics as a sham. Richard Weitz reports from the country that it’s not that simple.
Notes from the Kazakhstan Elections
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
February 08, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
Is Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev developing a soft spot for democracy in his old age? Don’t hold your breath, says Joshua Kucera.
Kazakhstan’s Political Theatre
That Stubborn Euro-Asia Divide
December 07, 2010
That Stubborn Euro-Asia Divide
Kazakhstan misses a chance to use the first OSCE summit in a decade to bridge the security gap between Europe and Central Asia.
That Stubborn Euro-Asia Divide
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