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Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.

Q-Pop: A Musical Expression of Kazakhstan’s National and Global Identity
July 07, 2021

Q-Pop: A Musical Expression of Kazakhstan’s National and Global Identity

By Marin Ekstrom and Assiya Yermukhametova
Q-pop offers a deeper commentary on Kazakhstan’s attempts to embrace the forces of globalization while simultaneously establishing a renewed sense of national identity.
Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained
July 02, 2021

Ahead of CCP Anniversary, Kazakh Activists Protesting China’s Xinjiang Policies Detained

By Catherine Putz
Several activists well-known for picketing the Chinese consulate in Almaty have reportedly been detained in Kazakhstan.

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 
June 26, 2021

Envisioning Central Asia’s Green Recovery 

By Anna Bjerde
For Central Asia, a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery opens great opportunities for prosperity.

After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan, What Role Will Kazakhstan Play?
June 25, 2021

After US Withdrawal From Afghanistan, What Role Will Kazakhstan Play?

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
As the U.S. prepares to leave Afghanistan, is it Kazakhstan’s time to shine?

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters
June 23, 2021

Why Atajurt’s Brief YouTube Suspension Matters

By Colleen Wood
YouTube's temporary suspension of a Kazakh human rights group’s channel highlights the risks of civil society's heavy reliance on the tech giants.

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?

With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan
June 04, 2021

With Kazatomprom Deal, China Secures Nuclear Fuel Supply and Enhances Ties With Kazakhstan

By Gregory Xanthos
China’s state-owned corporations are acquiring strategic resources around the globe, including locking in nuclear fuel supplies from Kazakhstan.

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables
June 01, 2021

Kazakh President Sets Ambitious Goals for Renewables

By Paolo Sorbello
The question for the future development of renewable energy sources is whether the goals are, in fact, too ambitious. 

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression
June 01, 2021

In Kazakhstan, Feminist Activists’ Detention Raise Concerns About Repression

By Colleen Wood
Despite attempt after attempt to block critical voices from Kazakhstan’s public sphere, activists persist.
No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang
May 26, 2021

No Home Here: Ethnic Kazakhs Denied Citizenship After Fleeing Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Ethnic Kazakhs who fled Xinjiang are caught in an awkward vortex of domestic politics, international pressures, and the legacies of ethnicity and nationalism in Kazakhstan. 

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