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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

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Neither Exciting nor Boring: Kazakhstan Prepares for Parliamentary Elections

Neither Exciting nor Boring: Kazakhstan Prepares for Parliamentary Elections

By Paolo Sorbello
The announced opening up of the political field still fails to leave room for opposition.
The Unraveling of Kazakhstan’s Social Contract

The Unraveling of Kazakhstan’s Social Contract

By Assel Tutumlu
The time has come to re-evaluate Kazakhstan’s social contract. Is President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev up to the challenge?

Kazakhstan’s Parliament Aims to Take Away Nazarbayev’s Privileges

Kazakhstan’s Parliament Aims to Take Away Nazarbayev’s Privileges

By Paolo Sorbello
De-Nazarbayevification moves further onward with plans to scrap the law “On the First President” 

Infrastructure Failure Tests Kazakhstan’s Government

Infrastructure Failure Tests Kazakhstan’s Government

By Paolo Sorbello
Tokayev threatens to fire the ministers that fail to reach substantial progress in remedying the heating crisis.

Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev Calls for the Return of Assets

Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev Calls for the Return of Assets

By Paolo Sorbello
Will the government target all assets spirited abroad or only those owned by specific individuals? 
Where Is the ‘New’ Kazakhstan, President Tokayev?

Where Is the ‘New’ Kazakhstan, President Tokayev?

By Alva Omarova
In March, Tokayev promised a “New Kazakhstan” but there was nothing new in the recent uncompetitive presidential election.

Tokayev Secures Presidency in Old Kazakhstan-Style Early Election

Tokayev Secures Presidency in Old Kazakhstan-Style Early Election

By Catherine Putz
In “New Kazakhstan,” an typical old Kazakhstan-style election grants Tokayev power through 2029.
What to Expect from Tokayev’s Second Term

What to Expect from Tokayev’s Second Term

By Benjamin Godwin
As certain as his re-election may be, Kazakhstan's leader faces a pressing array of domestic and international challenges.

Nurseit Niyazbekov on Kazakhstan’s Tumultuous 2022

Nurseit Niyazbekov on Kazakhstan’s Tumultuous 2022

By Catherine Putz
It’s been a challenging year for Kazakhstan: Domestic unrest, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a constitutional referendum, and now a snap presidential election.

Kazakhstan Headed for Election Lacking Competition 

Kazakhstan Headed for Election Lacking Competition 

By Catherine Putz
As usual, there will be multiple names on the ballot come November 20 but only one real choice.

Kazakh President Urges Calm and Care for Russians Fleeing Mobilization

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

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.

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