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Information Chaos in Kazakhstan
January 10, 2022

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan

By Katrina Keegan
Seeking control, the Kazakh government shut down the internet. But the long-term effects may only necessitate continued crackdowns.
Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2022

Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
A day after being dismissed as head of the KNB, Massimov was arrested. The news sheds additional light on the complex web of politics and violence at play.

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev Orders Troops to ‘Shoot to Kill Without Warning’
January 07, 2022

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev Orders Troops to ‘Shoot to Kill Without Warning’

By Catherine Putz
Tokayev called international urging for the government to negotiate with protesters "idiocy."

Kazakhstan’s Leadership Shows Internal Cracks in Attempts to Restore Public Safety
January 07, 2022

Kazakhstan’s Leadership Shows Internal Cracks in Attempts to Restore Public Safety

By Paolo Sorbello
As CSTO troops start their operations in Almaty, the president seems to be losing authority.

CSTO Deploys to Kazakhstan at Tokayev’s Request
January 06, 2022

CSTO Deploys to Kazakhstan at Tokayev’s Request

By Catherine Putz
For the first time since its 1994 founding, the CSTO has agreed to deploy forces to a member state.
Unprecedented Protests Rock Kazakhstan as Government Clings to Familiar Script
January 05, 2022

Unprecedented Protests Rock Kazakhstan as Government Clings to Familiar Script

By Catherine Putz
In a January 5 televised address, Kazakhstan's president followed a familiar script: blame the unrest on a conspiracy.

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?
December 01, 2021

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?

By Zholdas Orisbayev
Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre, has justice been served?
Kazakhstan Still Has a Protest Problem
October 21, 2021

Kazakhstan Still Has a Protest Problem

By Catherine Putz
The Kazakh state still has the final say in who is allowed to engage in public demonstrations.

Inflation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Labor Unrest in Kazakhstan
August 31, 2021

Inflation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Labor Unrest in Kazakhstan

By Elvira Kalmurzaeva
In the first half of 2021, there were more strikes in Kazakhstan than in the entire 2018 to 2020 period.

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?
August 18, 2021

Why Haven’t Kazakh Xinjiang Protests Gained Traction?

By Dariga Sanayeva
The plight of Kazakhs detained in Xinjiang’s “re-education” camps has not gained widespread public support among ethnic Kazakhs in Kazakhstan.

Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case
August 13, 2020

Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case

By Paolo Sorbello
A judge in Kazakhstan handed an activist a 1.5 year suspended sentence after she knocked off the hat of a policeman during a scuffle in June. 
Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan
August 07, 2020

Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan

By Colleen Wood
Creative demonstrations for an imprisoned activist in Kazakhstan bridge digital and real-world engagement.

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