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Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan
June 15, 2022

Tokayev Downplays January CSTO Deployment to Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
In a recent interview, the Kazakh president again pushed back against those in Russia who say Moscow "saved" Kazakhstan in January.

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan
April 28, 2022

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is, indeed, looking at Ukraine carefully and thinking seriously. 
Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan
April 27, 2022

Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan stands to benefit as Russian companies look to move out of Russia in order to trade globally again.

Kazakhstan: Diplomatic Blitz in Europe Amid War in Ukraine
April 04, 2022

Kazakhstan: Diplomatic Blitz in Europe Amid War in Ukraine

By Catherine Putz
If Kazakhstan can deftly maneuver between Russia and Europe, it stands to benefit economically and politically.

How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia
March 10, 2022

How Ukraine Could Remake Kazakhstan’s Relationship With Russia

By Kristoffer Rees
Tokayev’s “new Kazakhstan” is much less in sync with Russia, as illustrated by the country’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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?

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?
Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?

Russian Foreign Minister Finally Responds to Kazakh Sovereignty Worries
May 11, 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Finally Responds to Kazakh Sovereignty Worries

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
Five months after controversial comments regarding Kazakh territory, Lavrov dismisses them as coming from deputies “chasing after sensations.”

Is Northern Kazakhstan at Risk to Russia?
April 23, 2021

Is Northern Kazakhstan at Risk to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
The “Russian Question” has always alarmed Kazakhstan’s leaders and riled up nationalists.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 
March 01, 2021

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

By Paolo Sorbello
An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how intertwined the energy sectors of these countries are.
Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy
January 06, 2021

Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy

By Catherine Putz
A pair of Russian lawmakers last month said Kazakhstan’s territory was a “gift” from Russia, resurrecting an old offensive tune.

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