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Kazakh President Urges Calm and Care for Russians Fleeing Mobilization
September 27, 2022

Kazakh President Urges Calm and Care for Russians Fleeing Mobilization

By Catherine Putz
“We must take care of them and ensure their safety. This is a political and humanitarian issue,” Kazakh President Tokayev said of the influx of Russians.

Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia
September 23, 2022

Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
The not-so-subtle criticism of the Russian government regarding Ukraine in Kazakh President Tokayev’s UNGA speech should not be overlooked.
Nur-Sultan No More and Kazakh Tinkering With Presidential Terms
September 14, 2022

Nur-Sultan No More and Kazakh Tinkering With Presidential Terms

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is to introduce a single seven-year presidential term and revert the capital’s name to “Astana.”

Kazakh Opposition Organizing Against Snap Elections
September 06, 2022

Kazakh Opposition Organizing Against Snap Elections

By Catherine Putz
Although no date has been set, Kazakhstan’s likely imminent presidential election has drawn sharp criticism from opposition figures.

Kazakh Leader Calls for Snap Presidential Election
September 01, 2022

Kazakh Leader Calls for Snap Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
The Kazakh president, whose constitutional referendum this summer aimed to bring about a "New" Kazakhstan, has moved, rhetorically, on to speaking of a “Just” Kazakhstan.

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?
July 23, 2022

What Happened at the Latest Central Asian Leaders’ Meeting?

By Aizada Nuriddenova
The world has changed profoundly since the last Central Asian Consultative Meeting, yet the new regional grouping carries on.

Is There a New Kazakhstan?
July 01, 2022

Is There a New Kazakhstan?

By Bruce Pannier
Not yet, despite the president’s repeated assertions otherwise.
Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan
June 15, 2022

Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
In a recent interview, the Kazakh president again pushed back against those in Russia who say Moscow "saved" Kazakhstan in January.

Kazakhstan Leaves ‘Elbasy’ Behind, Approves Constitutional Referendum
June 06, 2022

Kazakhstan Leaves ‘Elbasy’ Behind, Approves Constitutional Referendum

By Catherine Putz
With 77 percent voting to approve constitutional changes that nix the "leader of the nation," Nazarbayev's star has truly faded in Kazakhstan.

What’s in Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum?
May 09, 2022

What’s in Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum?

By Colleen Wood
On June 5, Kazakhs will vote on a package of reforms intended to transform the country from a super-presidential system to a “presidential system with a strong parliament."

Tokayev Outlines ‘New Kazakhstan’ in State of the Nation Address
March 16, 2022

Tokayev Outlines ‘New Kazakhstan’ in State of the Nation Address

By Catherine Putz
In a recent speech, Kazakh President Tokayev laid out the government’s understanding of the January events and proposed a litany of reforms to achieve a “New Kazakhstan.”
How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia
March 10, 2022

How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia

By Kristoffer Rees
Tokayev’s “new Kazakhstan” is much less in sync with Russia, as illustrated by the country’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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