March 17, 2022
As the War Continues, Ukraine Is on Kazakhstan’s Mind
By Paolo Sorbello
Ukrainian flags dotted many recent rallies in Almaty -- about issues as varied as pollution and International Women’s Day -- as people in Kazakhstan call for peace.
March 07, 2022
Kazakh-Russian Relations in the Context of the War in Ukraine
By Aliya Askar
Does Kazakhstan owe Russia a “debt” for Moscow’s help in January? And what should we make of Kazakhstan’s neutral position on the unfolding conflict in Ukraine?
February 24, 2022
Uzbekistan Seeks Information On Citizens Still Detained After Kazakhstan’s January Unrest
By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan sent a second note to Kazakhstan about the Uzbek citizens who remain in detention after having been rounded up during the January unrest.
February 09, 2022
Voting with Their Feet: Emigration in the Aftermath of Kazakhstan’s Bloody January
By Akbota Karibayeva and Aruzhan Meirkhanova
Fears of continued instability and uncertainty over the government’s course of action may cause more people to decide to leave Kazakhstan.
February 08, 2022
CSTO Deployment in Kazakhstan: Strategic Shift or Political Consolidation?
By Gregory Gleason and Pal Dunay
A great deal depends on how Kazakhstan recovers from the disorder and orients itself toward the changing international security terrain.
January 18, 2022
Uzbekistan Reacts to the Crisis in Kazakhstan
By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent reiterated its anti-CSTO sentiments and says it can independently control domestic issues if needed.
January 14, 2022
Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty
By Colleen Wood
Resolving discontent with Almaty’s local government will be an important step in Kazakhstan’s broader political reform efforts.
January 13, 2022
After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release
By Associated Press
Authorities have refused to allow relatives or lawyers to see the 12,000 people reportedly in custody, giving little information about them.
January 12, 2022
A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters
By Catherine Putz
In a statement, several U.N. special rapporteurs condemned Kazakhstan’s broad use of the term “terrorism.”
January 11, 2022
Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest
By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
Protests over gas prices have quickly spiraled into nationwide unrest, resulting in the first-ever intervention by the CSTO in one of its member states.