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What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
June 18, 2019
What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
Insights from George Voloshin.
What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
June 13, 2019
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
The government’s reaction to election protests obfuscates the diverse nature of civic activism in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
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
Another unfree election in Kazakhstan ushers in a new president: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
June 07, 2019
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Days before presidential elections, a new movement in Kazakhstan calls on citizens to wake up and demand more say in government.
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
June 05, 2019
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state.
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
June 01, 2019
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
As Kazakhstan undergoes its first power transition, the awakening of public politics is inevitable.
Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
May 03, 2019
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
The protest mood looks likely to grow as Kazakhstan approaches snap presidential elections.
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
May 01, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
China’s crackdown on Muslims in its far west has become a domestic issue for the Kazakh government.
Kazakhstan’s Xinjiang Dilemma
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
April 30, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
A handful of people will technically run for the Kazakh presidency, but are they just “puppets” in a play?
Kazakhstan’s Potemkin Presidential Contenders
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
April 23, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
Two meetings -- of Nur Otan in Nur-Sultan and an assembly of youths in Almaty -- tell a tale of two Kazakhstans.
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
April 09, 2019
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
One really has to wonder what the point of all this political theater has been?
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
March 22, 2019
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
As the first Central Asian state to sit on the UNSC, what did Kazakhstan achieve?
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
March 20, 2019
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Not quite, but the denouement has surely begun.
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
March 19, 2019
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
After nearly 30 years as president, Nazarbayev made a shocking resignation announcement.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
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