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2019 Kazakhstan Presidential election

Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
June 13, 2019

Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle

By Paolo Sorbello
The government’s reaction to election protests obfuscates the diverse nature of civic activism in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
June 10, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev

By Catherine Putz
Another unfree election in Kazakhstan ushers in a new president: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
June 07, 2019

New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’

By Colleen Wood
Days before presidential elections, a new movement in Kazakhstan calls on citizens to wake up and demand more say in government.

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day

By Catherine Putz
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking

By Catherine Putz
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.

Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
May 03, 2019

Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay

By Catherine Putz
The protest mood looks likely to grow as Kazakhstan approaches snap presidential elections.
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
April 30, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders

By Catherine Putz
A handful of people will technically run for the Kazakh presidency, but are they just “puppets” in a play?

Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
April 22, 2019

Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'

By Catherine Putz
Do Kazakhs have a choice when it comes to the June 9 election?

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