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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
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
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
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
April 22, 2019
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
Do Kazakhs have a choice when it comes to the June 9 election?
Kazakh Activists Jailed For Making a Simple Statement: 'I Have a Choice'
Did Kazakhstan's Elections Matter?
March 31, 2016
Did Kazakhstan's Elections Matter?
Why did Astana hold elections early and does it matter that the results were more of the same?
Did Kazakhstan's Elections Matter?
Western Whitewashing of Kazakhstan's Election
March 22, 2016
Western Whitewashing of Kazakhstan's Election
Not only was the recent election more of the same, but Astana seems to have roped the same experts into praising it.
Western Whitewashing of Kazakhstan's Election
Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament
March 21, 2016
Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament
Exit polls point to an overwhelming Nur Otan victory, not that anyone expected anything else.
Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament
Is Kazakhstan Holding the World’s Most Boring Election?
March 14, 2016
Is Kazakhstan Holding the World’s Most Boring Election?
In other words, the “low-key” election will do nothing to infuse Astana with new ideas or fresh blood.
Is Kazakhstan Holding the World’s Most Boring Election?
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
February 04, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
Not all election monitors were created equal.
Kazakhstan’s Snap Elections: Watching the Watchers
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
May 02, 2015
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
And other brief news updates from Central Asia
What Has Uzbekistan Worried?
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
April 30, 2015
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
They came, they saw, they got it completely wrong.
The Rise of the Zombie Monitors
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
April 27, 2015
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
OSCE says voters were not offered a genuine choice in the election.
In Kazakhstan Election, Nazarbayev 'Crushes' Nominal Opposition
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
April 22, 2015
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
An early presidential election is being held next Sunday and we already know how it will turn out.
Why Is Kazakhstan Even Having an Election?
Kazakhstan: One Last Time for Nazarbayev
March 16, 2015
Kazakhstan: One Last Time for Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan’s president will run one more time, but indicated that it’s time for a change.
Kazakhstan: One Last Time for Nazarbayev
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