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Kazakhstan on the Edge
June 01, 2020

Kazakhstan on the Edge

By Aigerim Toleukhanova
In 2019, Kazakhstan was catapulted into political transition. 2020 has yielded its own shocking changes.

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice
May 23, 2020

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Kazakh President Tokayev pushed back on Moscow’s timelines for the EAEU’s 2025 development strategy.
Dariga Nazarbayeva Dismissed From Top Senate Seat
May 05, 2020

Dariga Nazarbayeva Dismissed From Top Senate Seat

By Catherine Putz
First President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter was just dismissed from her post as chair of the Senate. Is it a sign of a power struggle?

Tajik President Discusses Coronavirus Via Phone With Regional Leaders
April 10, 2020

Tajik President Discusses Coronavirus Via Phone With Regional Leaders

By Catherine Putz
Emomali Rahmon finally joins in on regional telediplomacy with recent calls with the leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

Democracy, the Tokayev Way
March 03, 2020

Democracy, the Tokayev Way

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
Is democracy, the Tokayev way, just the same authoritarian regime skillfully imitating democratic institutions and procedures to legitimate itself?

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly
March 02, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly

By Paolo Sorbello
Around 80 activists were arrested on March 1 in Almaty in connection to an unsanctioned rally in memory of an activist who died in jail. 

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors
December 04, 2019

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors

By Annette Bohr
Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan's diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe.
Kazakhstan Remains Nazarbayev’s State
October 29, 2019

Kazakhstan Remains Nazarbayev’s State

By Catherine Putz
If it walks like a president, talks like a president, and has powers on par with a president...

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity
October 04, 2019

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity

By Ian J. Lynch
Tokayev spoke at the UN of the need for a “profound political transformation” in Kazakhstan. But to date, his leadership has represented continuity.

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing
September 12, 2019

Kazakh President Tokayev Goes to Beijing

By Eleanor Albert
What's on the China-Kazakhstan agenda?

Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool
August 27, 2019

Web Giants Counter Kazakhstan's Spying Tool

By Paolo Sorbello
US firms are taking measures to ensure that traffic through their browsers is not intercepted by Kazakhstan's authorities.
On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
July 01, 2019

On Track to a Kazakh Spring?

By Marlene Laruelle
A political transition has opened new space for expressing discontent, especially among young Kazakhs.

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