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Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia
September 23, 2022

Kazakhstan Continues to Break Ranks With Russia

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
The not-so-subtle criticism of the Russian government regarding Ukraine in Kazakh President Tokayev’s UNGA speech should not be overlooked.

Kazakhstan Suspends Arms Exports for a Year
August 30, 2022

Kazakhstan Suspends Arms Exports for a Year

By Catherine Putz
The decision was immediately framed in the press as related to the war in Ukraine, but we know very little about Kazakhstan’s arms exports.
A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time
August 05, 2022

A Reminder From Kazakhstan: ‘Separatist’ Comments Online Can Lead to Jail Time

By Catherine Putz
The timing of an August 3 briefing on a months-old separatism case in Petropavl was no coincidence.

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 
August 05, 2022

Former Russian President Questions Kazakhstan’s Sovereignty 

By Paolo Sorbello
Medvedev has since deleted the social media post and blamed hackers.

Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  
July 13, 2022

Kazakhstan Oil Exporters Relieved as Russian Court Lifts Ban on Pipeline  

By Paolo Sorbello
Most of Kazakhstan’s oil exports go through the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, which has been targeted by Russian courts. 

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court
July 06, 2022

Pipeline Critical to Kazakh Oil Exports Ordered to Halt Operations by Russian Court

By Catherine Putz
The timing of the decision has naturally raised some eyebrows, but of greater consequence is the lack of diversification of export routes for Kazakh oil.

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display
June 30, 2022

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display

By Aliya Askar
What did Kazakh President Tokayev’s recent statements in Russia actually mean? 
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.

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