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Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016

Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

By Catherine Putz
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.

Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
March 08, 2016

Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites

By Catherine Putz
Agreements signed last year lower the rent and downsize the territory rented by Moscow.

Why are Russians Leaving Kazakhstan?
February 23, 2016

Why are Russians Leaving Kazakhstan?

By Casey Michel
For 25 years, Kazakhstan has been becoming more Kazakh.

Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016

Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters

By Catherine Putz
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016

The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle

By Catherine Putz
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.

Getting Nationalism Just Right in Kazakhstan
February 02, 2016

Getting Nationalism Just Right in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Too little Kazakh nationalism and too much Russian nationalism are both problems for Astana.
From Ukraine to Kazakhstan, Avoiding Russia
January 14, 2016

From Ukraine to Kazakhstan, Avoiding Russia

By Catherine Putz
Ukraine is going to try shipping via Georgia and Azerbaijan instead.

The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship
December 23, 2015

The Emerging China-Kazakhstan Defense Relationship

By Samuel Ramani
What was once an adversarial relationship is giving way to a strategic partnership.

Did Kazakhstan Actually Explore Removing Ethnic Russians From Its North?
December 15, 2015

Did Kazakhstan Actually Explore Removing Ethnic Russians From Its North?

By Casey Michel
The claim, made in brief in The Guardian, merits a fuller explanation.

What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?
December 01, 2015

What’s Kazakhstan Role in Calming Russia-Turkey Tensions?

By Catherine Putz
Astana increasingly sees itself as a viable interlocutor between Russia and the world.
Does Kazakhstan’s WTO Accession Hinder Eurasian Integration?
November 25, 2015

Does Kazakhstan’s WTO Accession Hinder Eurasian Integration?

By Catherine Putz
It’s not the only point of contention within the Eurasian Economic Union.

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