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What to Expect from Tokayev’s Second Term
November 13, 2022

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
October 18, 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.
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.

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

By Catherine Putz
Another unfree election in Kazakhstan ushers in a new president: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day

By Catherine Putz
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019

The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking

By Catherine Putz
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.
Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay
May 03, 2019

Protests in Kazakhstan Demonstrate Democratic Dismay

By Catherine Putz
The protest mood looks likely to grow as Kazakhstan approaches snap presidential elections.

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'

By Catherine Putz
Do Kazakhs have a choice when it comes to the June 9 election?

Did Kazakhstan's Elections Matter?
March 31, 2016

Did Kazakhstan's Elections Matter?

By Catherine Putz
Why did Astana hold elections early and does it matter that the results were more of the same?

Western Whitewashing of Kazakhstan's Election
March 22, 2016

Western Whitewashing of Kazakhstan's Election

By Casey Michel
Not only was the recent election more of the same, but Astana seems to have roped the same experts into praising it.
Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament
March 21, 2016

Meet Kazakhstan's New Parliament, Same as the Old Parliament

By Catherine Putz
Exit polls point to an overwhelming Nur Otan victory, not that anyone expected anything else.

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