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Kazakh Authorities Outline a Grand Conspiracy Behind Bloody January
January 05, 2023

Kazakh Authorities Outline a Grand Conspiracy Behind Bloody January

By Catherine Putz
The government’s version of events highlights a high-level conspiracy, but provides few details on motives and methods.

Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2022

Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
A day after being dismissed as head of the KNB, Massimov was arrested. The news sheds additional light on the complex web of politics and violence at play.
Kazakhstan’s Leadership Shows Internal Cracks in Attempts to Restore Public Safety
January 07, 2022

Kazakhstan’s Leadership Shows Internal Cracks in Attempts to Restore Public Safety

By Paolo Sorbello
As CSTO troops start their operations in Almaty, the president seems to be losing authority.

Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018

Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?

By Natalie Hall
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.

Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged
September 14, 2016

Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged

By Catherine Putz
Same faces in slightly different places: decoding Astana's new government.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Did Kazakhstan's PM Lose His Job?
September 10, 2016

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: How Did Kazakhstan's PM Lose His Job?

By Catherine Putz
Massimov’s Twitter feed was about as boring as possible, but was it drawing too much attention?

Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society
July 04, 2016

Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society

By Karim Massimov
“The interests of our overseas partners are taken fully into account when new policy is being shaped.”
Did Kazakhstan Actually Explore Removing Ethnic Russians From Its North?
December 15, 2015

Did Kazakhstan Actually Explore Removing Ethnic Russians From Its North?

By Casey Michel
The claim, made in brief in The Guardian, merits a fuller explanation.

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