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As the War Continues, Ukraine Is on Kazakhstan’s Mind
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.

Kazakh-Russian Relations in the Context of the War in Ukraine
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?
Uzbekistan Seeks Information On Citizens Still Detained After Kazakhstan’s January Unrest
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.

Voting with Their Feet: Emigration in the Aftermath of Kazakhstan’s Bloody January
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.

CSTO Deployment in Kazakhstan: Strategic Shift or Political Consolidation? 
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.

Uzbekistan Reacts to the Crisis in Kazakhstan
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. 

Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty
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.
After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release
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.

A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters
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.”

Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest
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.

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